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

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Kogan Page Publishers, Jan 3, 2020 - Business & Economics - 304 pages

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!

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part 1 YOU
7
01 Can a marshmallow predict your success?
9
02 Is your hippopotamus under attack?
29
03 Learning how to influence what feels out of your control
55
04 The challenge of being everything to everyone
70
05 Is a busy brain a clever brain?
91
06 Getting results easily and with less effort
106
10 The resilient brain did you receive yours?
177
11 What to do when everyone demands innovation
193
12 Appearing competent to others
209
Part 3 YOUR COMPANY
225
13 Leading with your brain switched on
227
14 A culture of more than psychological safety
243
15 Managing people managing brains
257
Notes
277

Part 2 YOUR COLLEAGUES AND CLIENTS
125
07 Working and living in balance
127
08 Upgrading your life one step at a time
140
09 The minefield of motivating people
156

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About the author (2020)

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.