Make Your Brain Work: How to Maximize Your Efficiency, Productivity and Effectiveness, Second Edition

  • 4h 41m
  • Amy Brann
  • Kogan Page
  • 2020

Do you know how your brain functions? Do you sometimes feel like you're fighting your own brain and habits in order to be productive at work? What if there was a way to work with your brain to become more efficient, effective and productive... and transform the way you operate? Make Your Brain Work is here to help. Author Amy Brann is fascinated by the application of brain science to business, and you don't have to be an expert to understand - she explains the principles and latest insights in practical and easy-to-understand language, enabling you to understand the way you work, and form the helpful habits that will revolutionize your output.

With clear, in-context examples; hands-on tips; and focused case studies on how companies are doing things well and the pitfalls to avoid, this entertaining book will help you reduce the stress and overwhelm of poor time management, and help get you to that next professional level. Including brand-new content on developing resilience and creativity, and managing your work-life balance, now it's even easier to Make Your Brain Work!

About the Author

Author, consultant and global speaker Amy Brann is the founder of Synaptic Potential, through which she works with companies including Warner Brothers, EY, Twinings, the NHS and Mondelez International to help them better understand their teams, clients and organisations as a whole. She is the author of Make Your Brain Work and Neuroscience for Coaches, published by Kogan Page.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Can a Marshmallow Predict Your Success? What Happens when Planning isn’t Enough and Your Sense of Control is Giving Way to a Feeling of Being Overwhelmed
  • Is Your Hippopotamus under Attack? What is Really Going on when Everything Seems to Be Going Wrong and Your Stress Levels Feel as if They’re Soaring?
  • Learning How to Influence What Feels Out of Your Control
  • The Challenge of Being Everything to Everyone—The Hidden Depth and Revealed Simplicity of Time Management
  • Is a Busy Brain a Clever Brain? How You Learn New Things and How to Optimize That Process
  • Getting Results Easily and with Less Effort—How to Master Productive Habits and Programme Yourself to Achieve What is Important to You
  • Working and Living in Balance—How to Design and Create Your World to Work Optimally
  • Upgrading Your Life One Step at a Time—How to Get to Grips with What Your Brain Needs to Help You Achieve Your Goals
  • The Minefield of Motivating People—The Vital Aspects of Motivation That Aren’t Usually Mentioned
  • The Resilient Brain – Did You Receive Yours?
  • What to Do When Everyone Demands Innovation
  • Appearing Competent to others—Understanding How You Remember Things and others Forget Things
  • Leading with Your Brain Switched on—The Model That Brings Cutting-Edge Neuroscience into the World of Leadership
  • A Culture of More than Psychological Safety
  • Managing People, Managing Brains—What People’s Brains Wished You Knew
  • Notes
  • Further Reading
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