The book about what 10 million years of leadership teaches us

24 days at number 1 in the management top 100!

No matter where we are in the world, we want our basic psychological needs fulfilled: safety, belonging, esteem, autonomy, and self-expression. And we have to learn to deal with boundaries. Successful leaders invest in this psychological DNA. The proven positive results include strong teams, job satisfaction, and organizational success.

This book teaches you:

    • How fulfilling those 10 million-year-old, basic psychological needs can help you become a successful manager who experiences less stress and more satisfaction in your role
    • How you can create more safety, openness, cooperation, innovation, and ownership starting tomorrow, by using the tips from this book
    • Why self-reflection as a leader ensures the growth of your team or organization

Ancestors of humans and humans themselves have lived as hunter-gatherers for 99% of their time. It was not until about 10,000 years ago that we started living in villages and cities. Our brain is still largely the product of those millions of years spent on the African savannah. We are not as rational as we think, and it’s time to take the subconscious of our brain more seriously. Leadership styles and management theories do not penetrate beyond the surface portion of a brain programmed for group survival. 

This book approaches leadership from an entirely different angle. Accessible, practical, and directly applicable! 

Extra: the book contains more than 25 tips. Helpful! 

Articles and Publications

Several articles and publications have already appeared about the book. If you’re interested, click on one of the links below. 


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Leon Schaepkens is a specialist in labour, organization and health. He advises and guides organisations, teams, directors and managers so that they achieve their goals in a healthy way and with pleasu

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