Institute for Personal Leadership’s Scientific Insights
The science behind IPL’s teachings comes from three sources:
- Latest scientific findings on human nature
- A meta-analysis of studies of organizational best practices
- Case studies on the journeys taken by great leaders from history
Many scientific disciplines today, including psychology, neuroscience, psychotherapy, behavioral economics, sociology and medicine, are exploding with new insights into human nature. At IPL, we are actively tapping these disciplines to identify actionable findings, integrate these into our Personal Leadership framework and translate these into practical tools for transforming ourselves and our people. Some of the scientific fields we have integrated in our work include:
- Positive Psychology
- Emotional Intelligence
- Mirror Neurons
- Mindfulness & Meditation
- Cognitive Therapy
- Behavioral Therapy
- Interpersonal Neurobiology
- Unconscious Bias
- Immunity to Change
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
- Instant vs. Delayed Gratification
- Emotional Contagion
- Adult Learning & Habit Formation
- Expert Performance
- Persuasion & Influence
Business schools, consulting firms, and independent business experts have become prolific sources of research for the latest insight into the frontiers of organizational performance. Their research, published regularly in journals of organizational psychology, management and leadership, in the business media, and in books and research reports, are continuously replenishing our knowledge of what it takes to build high-performance cultures and to drive change, innovation, collaboration and other critical human-capital priorities in organizations.
IPL is constantly drawing from the latest organizational best practices to enrich our frameworks and toolkits on what it takes to successfully lead ourselves and others.
Great leaders from history provide compelling evidence of how key principles, mindsets and behaviors can be translated into practical impact to create sustained success. At IPL, we have actively studied the inner and outer journeys of leaders to gain deep insight into their psychology and behavior. These great leader case studies provide both insight and inspiration, and they serve to validate the Personal Leadership principles we have developed at IPL based on scientific findings.
As our own base of IPL participants grows, we are continuously running experiments to discover and validate innovative pathways to sustain learning, maximize personal and professional growth and generate successful outcomes.