This is a great article linking neuroscience to leadership. At Collingwood we advocate scientific approaches to leadership and organisational change, and also understand the importance of balancing the rational and emotional sides of leadership to achieve desired outcomes.
The idea is based on the view in neuroscience that the brain is primarily "a social organ" and that a great leader views the role as one of empathy. The researchers say great leaders can learn to understand emotions in the workplace, to become more aware of behavioral changes and create an environment that relies on empathy with employees. The core concept is to learn from every interaction, deciding which emotions to evoke in a given situation. For example, a great leader would learn how to build trust within a team rather than relying on older techniques of instilling fear or only providing top-level analysis of a situation.