All the Brains in the Business

The Engendered Brain in the 21st Century Organisation

  • Kate Lanz
  • Paul Brown

Part of the The Neuroscience of Business book series (TNoB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Kate Lanz, Paul Brown
    Pages 1-15
  3. Kate Lanz, Paul Brown
    Pages 17-28
  4. Kate Lanz, Paul Brown
    Pages 29-37
  5. Kate Lanz, Paul Brown
    Pages 39-50
  6. Kate Lanz, Paul Brown
    Pages 51-62
  7. Kate Lanz, Paul Brown
    Pages 85-96
  8. Kate Lanz, Paul Brown
    Pages 97-111
  9. Kate Lanz, Paul Brown
    Pages 119-126
  10. Kate Lanz, Paul Brown
    Pages 127-136
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 137-144

About this book


The power of gender difference, not gender equality, is a secret source for success. Some smart businesses are starting to wake up to this fact. This book explores why and how.

Properly valuing brain gender diversity in the workplace is one of the biggest and largely untapped sources of competitive advantage for modern businesses. Recent advances in neuroscience provide the key to unlocking it. 

Modern research shows that there are gender-based differences in the brain – it’s just not as simple as a binary between a ‘male brain’ and ‘female brain’. In fact, our brains are like a mosaic where many of the tiles are available in thousands of shades on a spectrum between pink and blue. The problem is that our workplaces tend to be governed by structures, processes and cultures that are practically pure blue. All the brains in the business that are elsewhere on the spectrum cannot thrive as they might, so sources of productivity, creativity and agility go untapped. 

Anyone who manages people needs to understand how the brain works and the impact it has on how people work together as teams. Anyone who wants to unlock the talent and productivity of all of their people needs to understand how recent findings around male- and female-type brains should shape the way they manage. 

Leading applied neuroscientists and international corporate coaches Kate Lanz and Paul Brown show you why and how to access all the brains in your business.


neuroscience and gender Diversity Leadership Management Mosaic brain Female brain Male brain Gendered brain Decision making brain sex gender in the workplace triune brain

Authors and affiliations

  • Kate Lanz
    • 1
  • Paul Brown
    • 2
  1. 1.BedfordUK
  2. 2.VientianeLao People's Democratic Republic

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