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Title:
How to have a good day : harnessing the power of behavioral science to transform our working lives
ISBN:
9780553419634
Physical Description:
360 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents:
The science essentials. The two-system brain ; The discover-defend axis ; The mind-body loop -- Part I: Priorities : setting intentional direction for your day. Choosing your filters ; Setting great goals ; Reinforcing your intentions -- Part II: Productivity : making the hours in the day go further. Singletasking ; Planning deliberate downtime ; Overcoming overload ; Beating procrastination -- Part III: Relationships : making the most of every interaction. Building real rapport ; Resolving tensions ; Bringing the best out of others -- Part IV: Thinking : being your smartest, wisest, most creative self. Reaching insight ; Making wise decisions ; Boosting your brainpower -- Part V: Influence : maximizing the impact of all you say and do. Getting through their filters ; Making things happen ; Conveying confidence -- Part VI: Resilience : sailing through setbacks and annoyances. Keeping a cool head ; Moving on ; Staying strong -- Part VII: Energy : boosting your enthusiasm and enjoyment. Topping up the tank ; Playing to your strengths -- Postscript: Making it stick -- Appendix. How to be good at meetings ; How to be good at email ; How to reinvigorate your routine.
Abstract:
"In How to Have a Good Day, Caroline Webb, business consultant and former partner at powerhouse McKinsey and Co., brings together the findings on behavioral economics and neuroscience--subjects that have led to dozens of bestselling books over the last decade--to show us how we can use these revolutionary new findings to improve how we work. Organized around seven factors that determine whether we have a good day at work, Webb offers us specific tools that we can use based on what we now know about how our brains work, and she shows us how we can incorporate them into our conversations, meetings, and projects in a way that will increase productivity, confidence, and enjoyment. Filled with stories of people who have used the insights Webb reveals to improve the quality of their decision-making and work lives, and drawing on cutting-edge ideas from the latest research in neuroscience and psychology, How to Have a Good Day is the book people wanted to read when they finished Blink and Thinking Fast and Slow, and were looking for practical ways to apply the new insights they had learned to their own lives and careers. From the time we wake up, Webb reveals the tools and practices that will help us to set our direction and priorities, organize our time, do our best work, adapt to uncertainty, make better decisions, improve our conversations, unleash productivity, and sustain our energy. In essence, she offers us a Good Day playbook, showing us how to sharpen our minds and increase our confidence so that we make sustained progress, resist our tendency to procrastinate, resolve conflict, and maintain control of our day and bounce back from the inevitable setbacks"-- Provided by publisher.
Electronic Access:
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Format:
Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
New York : Crown Business, [2016]