Does the way your brain work influence your leadership? Are your visionary strengths reflected in the way you use your brain?

“Yes” seems to say Prof. Pierre Balthzard of the Arizona State University. He and his team seek to prove that visionary leaders think differently from those who have lesser visionary capabilities.

His team mate, Mr. Thatcher a neuroscientist who’s worked on EEGs and behavior for 35 years, sifts through the data from sessions looking for brain-wave patterns.

They say preliminary analysis of 50 brain maps shows some big differences in activity between managers who rate high on a psychological test of visionary leadership, and those who rate low. The visionary leaders had more efficient left brains, which deal with logic and reasoning, and better connected right brains, which are responsible for social skills.