More than 90% of our decisions and motivations are influenced by the automatic and non-conscious processes of the brain. And we are often unaware of this influence. Clearly, our hidden brain holds an extraordinary balance of power. This session will identify the role of the brain in our thinking, decision making and actions - and then outline how we can use this capacity to enhance our overall performance.

What role do intuition and gut feelings play in our decisions? How can we improve our attention and focus? What are the practical strategies to build mental resilience to stress and perform at our peak during times of high pressure?

These are questions that will be answered in this high impact and practical session. Dr. Norman Chorn, Professor of Strategic Management and consultant to international companies, is well qualified to lead this powerful session into the mystery of the human brain - and to apply it in a practical way to maximize your human potential.

Session Outline

  • Understanding how our brain works. What are the brain's major goals and drivers
  • How we think - analysis vs. insight. Which approach to use in different situations
  • Managing your cognitive load. Getting the best result from our time and working day
  • Performing under pressure. What happens to the brain and how we best manage when facing high demands on our time
  • The impact of stress on our brain. How we manage stress and improve wellbeing 
Who should attend?

Managerial Audience looking to acquire/expand knowledge on neuroscience and strategic thinking. 


11:30 Registration and Light Lunch
12:00 Session
13:30 Q&A & Networking
14:00 Session Ends

A light lunch will be served for the attendees.



Prepayment is required when purchasing these tickets.
Member Ticket
會員價格 ¥360
Member Company Employee Ticket
Non-Member Ticket


  • Member Training Credit is not applicable in this session.
  • All registrations shall be made online before the session. For full-day sessions, payment also shall be made before the session.
  • Limited spaces are available and attendance will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Members please bring your membership card and non-members bring your business card upon check-in at the training session.
Walk-in and Cancellation Policy
  • This session requires confirmation of attendance in advance. If you attend this session without prior registration, you will be charged an RMB50 "walk-in" fee as member and RMB100 as employee.
  • Cancellation: If you need to cancel your registration for a Lunch & Learn session, please notify Ivette Corominas at (86 21) 6279 7119 ext. 5671 or email ivette.corominas@amcham-shanghai.org no less than 24 hours in advance.
  • To ensure that you have a seat, please come to the session on time. Open seats will be released to other guests 15 minutes after the session starts.