E62: Leadership Development Through the Unconscious Mind with Dr. Daniel Z. Lieberman
“The most important things in this world are the products of the human mind”
Your conscious mind is responsible for only a tiny sliver of what science says is going on inside your brain. Most of what you experience, your moods and the things you like and dislike come from a much more mysterious, unknown part of your mind, the unconscious.
That’s what we’re talking about in this episode, with psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Z. Lieberman. We discuss the psychology of the unconscious mind, accessing your intuition, and how it all influences our behavior and our leadership.
In this episode:
- Understanding the brain, its functions, and the conscious mind
- The psychology of the unconscious mind and the collective and personal unconscious
- Tuning into your unconscious mind to be a better leader
- Accessing your intuition
- The shadow: Part of the personal unconscious
- And more!
Power Presence Academy: Practical Wisdom for Leaders is the go-to podcast for anyone who leads. Your host is Janet Ioli, leadership and human development expert, sought-after coach and advisor to global executives, and former executive with experience in four Fortune 100 companies. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and learn to lead with Less Ego, More Soul.
Noteworthy Quotes from This Episode
“Desire really maps out the roadmap of our lives. It’s the basis for all of the decisions that we make.”
“The conscious mind proposes, the unconscious disposes. We try to set things up to work things out the way we want them to. But ultimately, for most of the important things in life, we don’t have control over it.”
“If something that is alien to your way of thinking makes you feel uncomfortable, that’s a sign that it’s an area where there’s an enormous amount of benefit to be obtained. Because it’s an area that you’ve neglected, it’s a part of yourself that you’ve allowed to atrophy. And if you can tap into that part, it’s going to support the rational, logical part of you in ways that you cannot comprehend.”
“Our brains evolved to see the world in a magical way and that’s why we have supernatural stories in every single culture, bar none. Because our brains are wired that way, and we have no control over it. “
“The world that we see, that we think is real, is not real at all. But we treat it as if it were because that’s the most effective, efficient way to live our life.”
Dr. Daniel Z. Lieberman is a professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences at George Washington University. He’s a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and has published over 50 scientific reports on behavioral science. He has provided insight on psychiatric issues for the US Department of Health and Human Services and the US Department of Commerce.
Read Daniel’s latest book: Spellbound: Modern Science, Ancient Magic, and the Hidden Potential of the Unconscious Mind
Connect with today’s guest on LinkedIn: Daniel Z. Lieberman
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Janet is the founder of Power Presence Academy. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and lead with Less Ego, More Soul.