Tame the Primitive Brain: 28 Ways in 28 Days to Manage the Most Impulsive Behaviors at Work

  • 3h 57m
  • Mark Bowden
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2013

Noted body language, behavior and communication expert Mark Bowden offers a totally practical, easy-to-read guide to understanding the impulsive actions of others, along with the best tools to manage them. A number one anxiety in business is dealing with problem people. In Tame the Primitive Brain, Mark Bowden's fresh approach is the fastest and most effective way to understand why someone acts towards you the way they do; why you react to their behavior in the way you do; and most importantly, what exactly to do about it to achieve the right outcomes.

  • Brings new and fresh perspectives to business readers for dealing with tricky behaviors
  • Explains how to effectively manage those around you at any level in an organization
  • Shares the latest evolutionary behavioral theory, neuroscientific evidence, and the tried and tested tools and tricks based on these premises

This simple model of how we humans can and do relate to each other brings increased depth of understanding and expands your toolset to better manage yourself and others to achieve anything.

About the Author

Mark Bowden is a world renowned author, trainer and keynote speaker on human communication and behaviour in business. He is the creator of TRUTHPLANE, a communication training company and unique methodology for anyone who has to communicate to an audience with impact. His communication techniques, in which he trains individuals and groups worldwide, are used by top executives and political leaders around the globe who want to gain an advantage beyond words when they speak. Over his 20 years of experience, he has garnered a reputation for being one of the world's expert performance trainers, and he is a highly sought after for his business presentation skills at such universities as international top 10 business school Schulich at York University, Rotman School of Business in Toronto and McGill in Montreal. His client list of leading businesspeople, teams, and politicians currently includes presidents and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and current Prime Ministers of G8 powers.

In this Book

  • Tame the Primitive Brain—28 Ways in 28 Days to Manage the Most Impulsive Behaviors at Work
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Shared Instincts
  • Snap Judgments
  • Default to the Negative
  • Best-Fit Thinking
  • Friend, Enemy, Sexual Partner, or Indifferent
  • Moods and Emotions
  • The Spice of Life
  • Relationships Are Dyadic
  • Opposites Attract
  • BFFs
  • Enemies
  • Indifference
  • Moods Are Contagious
  • The Four Stages of Relationship
  • We Are Tribal
  • Tribal Nurture
  • Hierarchy
  • Tension
  • Values
  • Diversity
  • Changing Tribes Is Expensive
  • Suspend Judgment
  • Be Curious
  • Open Your Heart
  • Give
  • Manage Your Disappointment
  • Values Trump Rules
  • Expand Your Tribe
  • Conclusion
  • Further Reading and Resources
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