The Science of Successful Leadership

Dr. Jay Kumar - Co-Founder, Applied Brain Science Research Institute (ABSRI)

Introducing “The Science of Successful Leadership,” a transformative course led by corporate leadership and mental well-being expert, Dr. Jay Kumar. Prepare to be fascinated by the neuroscience attached to human-centered leadership. 

In a world where effective leadership is paramount, Dr. Jay is your guide to mastering the art and science of leadership success. Drawing from years of research and practical experience, he will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and strategies needed to navigate challenges, inspire others, and achieve extraordinary results.

Throughout the course, you will discover that leadership is not just about holding a title or occupying a corner office— it’s about how you inspire and the impact you have on others. You’ll uncover the importance of “pro-social skills” and how they drive exceptional results.

From understanding the psychology of the social brain to mastering the art of human-centered leadership, each module offers a comprehensive exploration of key leadership principles. Dr. Jay’s dynamic teaching style and real-world examples will inspire you to apply these concepts in your own leadership journey.

Dr. Jay invites you to join him on this transformative journey. Are you ready to rise to the challenge and become the leader you were destined to be?



This course provides a deep dive into the essential skills and practices necessary for successful human-centered leadership. Explore invaluable insights into the neuroscience underpinning various leadership styles.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Transform Your Brain: Figure out what successful leader’s know
  • Surviving Brain vs. Thriving Brain: Decode the difference between these two networks
  • Soft Skills vs. Hard Skills: Determine which are most essential 
  • The Social Brain: Uncover its significance in the workplace 
  • Social Abandonment: Realize it’s implications on individuals
  • Strategies for Success: Cultivate a thriving workplace environment 

This course is brimming with actionable insights, exercises, and interactive quizzes to solidify your understanding. Upon completion, you’ll emerge equipped with the skills and mindset to become the human-centered leader your organization deserves. 

Course Curriculum

Chapter 1

What is the Science of Human-Centered Leadership?

  • Lesson 1: What Successful Leaders Know

  • Lesson 2: Transforming the Leader’s Brain

  • Lesson 3: Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

  • Lesson 4: Re-train Your Brain to "Re-humanize"


4 lessons, 4 Videos + 0 PDF Downloadable Worksheets + Quiz

Chapter 2

Identifying Essential Skills for Effective Leadership

  • Lesson 1: Soft Skills Versus Hard Skills

  • Lesson 2: Human-Centered Skills

  • Lesson 3: What Human Skills are Essential to Leadership?

  • Lesson 4: Instruction for Exercise

  • Lesson 5: Admirable Leadership Traits Exercise


4 lessons, 4 Videos + 1 PDF Downloadable Worksheet + Quiz

Chapter 3

The Social Brain

  • Lesson 1: The Leader's Brain is a Social Brain

  • Lesson 2: Social Abandonment and the Brain

  • Lesson 3: Three Essential “Pro-Social” Skills for Leaders

  • Lesson 4: The Social Brain as a Leader Exercise


3 lessons, 3 Videos + 1 PDF Downloadable Worksheet + Quiz

Chapter 4

The Four C's for Human-Centered Leadership

  • Lesson 1: The Four C's

  • Lesson 2: Comfort

  • Lesson 3: Contribution

  • Lesson 4: Connection

  • Lesson 5: Compassion

  • Lesson 6: The Four C's in Action Exercise


4 lessons, 4 Videos + 2 PDF Downloadable Worksheets + Quiz

Chapter 5


  • The Leader's Brain

  • Final Assessment

  • Course Survey


3 lessons, 1 Video + 0 PDF Downloadable Worksheets + 1 Quiz

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