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Left Brain, Right Stuff

Left Brain, Right Stuff

How Leaders Make Winning Decisions

  • Author: Phil Rosenzweig
  • Publisher: Profile Books
  • ISBN: 184765973X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 435
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Dozens of books have been published recently on the errors and biases that affect our judgments and choices. Drawing on cognitive science, their lessons are excellent for many kinds of decisions - consumer choice and financial investments, for example - but stop short of addressing many of the most important decisions we face in management, where we can actively influence outcomes and where competitive forces mean we have to outperform rivals. As Phil Rosenzweig shows, drawing on examples from business, sports and politics, this sort of decision-making relies on mastering two very different abilities. First, the analytical problem-solving skills associated with the brain's left hemisphere; and second, what Tom Wolfe called 'the Right Stuff': the ability to take calculated risks. Bringing fresh and often surprising insights to topics including confidence and overconfidence, the uses and limits of decision models, leadership and authenticity, expert performance and deliberate practice, competitive bidding and new venture management, Left Brain, Right Stuff, the myth-busting follow-up to The Halo Effect, explains how to perform when making even the most difficult decisions.

The Smart Strategy Book

The Smart Strategy Book

50 ways to solve tricky business issues

  • Author: Kevin Duncan
  • Publisher: LID Publishing
  • ISBN: 1911498851
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  • Page: 128
  • View: 7516
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Strategy is a plan of action designed to achieve a long-term or overall aim, and there are many areas in business where a decent strategy will be of value. Strategy is not complex, but it can be hard, because of the pain of having to make choices. In this practical guide, bestselling author Kevin Duncan offers intelligent and quick solutions to tricky business issues through smart strategic thinking and action. He provides 50 smart ideas to help you arrive at your solution (and present it in a way that everyone can understand!)

Individual, Relational, and Contextual Dynamics of Emotions

Individual, Relational, and Contextual Dynamics of Emotions

  • Author: Laura Petitta,Charmine E. J. Härtel,Neal M. Ashkanasy,Wilfred Zerbe
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
  • ISBN: 1787548465
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 336
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This volume contributes to the ongoing study of the forces that shape the functioning of individual interpersonal workplace relationships, and it demonstrates the complex interplay between emotion, cognitive processes, brain functioning and contextual factors at multiple levels of workplace life.

Closing the Mind Gap

Closing the Mind Gap

Making Smarter Decisions in a Hypercomplex World

  • Author: Ted Cadsby
  • Publisher: BPS Books
  • ISBN: 1927483786
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 402
  • View: 3983
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We have always struggled, as human beings. But our struggle today is exacerbated by a gap between the increasingly complicated world we have created and the default ways we think about it. Twenty-first-century challenges are qualitatively different from the ones that generations of our ancestors faced, yet our thinking has not evolved to keep pace. We need to catch up. To make smarter decisions -- as governments, organizations, families and individuals -- we need more sophisticated mental strategies for interpreting and responding to today's complexity. Best-selling author and business leader Ted Cadsby explores the insights of cognitive psychology, anthropology, biology, neuroscience, physics and philosophy to reveal the gap between how we typically tackle complex problems and what complexity actually requires of us. In an accessible and engaging style, he outlines ways to close the gap -- the strategic mental shifts that increase decision-making effectiveness. The bottom line? We need greater complexity in our thinking to match the increasing complexity in our world, and Cadsby shows us how. "... Cadsby has done us all a favour with this lucid tour of humanity's approach to thinking through the complexity of our world ... a helpful guide in how to think about our thinking." --ROGER MARTIN, Academic Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute and former Dean of the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, and author of Playing to Win "Brimming with insight ... a book of ambitious scope, explaining why we so often make poor decisions -- and how to do better. Professionals in all fields will find it highly valuable." --PHIL ROSENZWEIG, PhD, Professor of Strategy and International Business, IMD, and author of Left Brain, Right Stuff "... draws masterfully on a wide range of scientific findings ... a remarkable wake-up call ...." --ROBIN M. HOGARTH, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and author of Educating Intuition "William James said we are only half awake. Ted Cadsby shows there is a lot of scientific truth wrapped inside that metaphorical truth." --PHILIP E. TETLOCK, PhD, Annenberg University Professor, University of Pennsylvania Psychology Department and Wharton School of Business, and author of Expert Political Judgment "A courageous synthesis of cognitive psychology, complexity theory and systems theory. Cadsby provides readers with practical implications for improving their decision-making process." --GARY KLEIN, PhD, Senior Scientist at MacroCognition LLC and author of Seeing What Others Don't "... distills the latest research in complexity theory and cognitive science, and shows how we can debug our 'mental software' to think and act more effectively." --DAVID ORRELL, PhD, mathematician and author of numerous books, including Truth or Beauty and Economyths

Information Structures

Information Structures

Implementing Imagination

  • Author: Dave Clay
  • Publisher: West Group
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 465
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A Whole New Mind

A Whole New Mind

Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future

  • Author: Daniel H. Pink
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101157909
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 304
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New York Times Bestseller An exciting--and encouraging--exploration of creativity from the author of When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: artists, inventors, storytellers-creative and holistic "right-brain" thinkers whose abilities mark the fault line between who gets ahead and who doesn't. Drawing on research from around the world, Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) outlines the six fundamentally human abilities that are absolute essentials for professional success and personal fulfillment--and reveals how to master them. A Whole New Mind takes readers to a daring new place, and a provocative and necessary new way of thinking about a future that's already here.

The Left Stuff

The Left Stuff

How the Left-Handed Have Survived and Thrived in a Right-Handed World

  • Author: Melissa Roth
  • Publisher: Government Institutes
  • ISBN: 1590771516
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 240
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This book demystifies the place left-handness has held in society, shedding new light on this controversial discussion.

The Little Book of Big Stuff About the Brain

The Little Book of Big Stuff About the Brain

The true story of your amazing brain

  • Author: Andrew Curran
  • Publisher: Crown House Publishing
  • ISBN: 1845902092
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 178
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Designed as a cover to cover read which leaves the reader with a working knowledge of the human brain from its first evolution 2 billion years ago to the present day. A light-hearted look at the brain aimed at a lay audience. It especially focuses on the neurobiology of emotional intelligence and in many ways is the neurobiological explanation of why emotional intelligence is so important to health, wealth and happiness.

Consider the Crows

Consider the Crows

A Susan Wren Mystery

  • Author: Charlene Weir
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books
  • ISBN: 1466834528
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 263
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A phone call announcing murder rudely interrupts a quiet Sunday morning for chief of police Susan Wren. The body of Lynelle Hames, a quiet young woman newly arrived in Hampstead, Kansas, has been found near the isolated old house where she was living. Susan herself is a recent arrival in the small town. A former San Francisco cop, she chose to stay on as chief after solving the murder of her new husband one year before (The Winter Widow, SMP, 1992). With cold determination, Susan begins her investigation, but matters are soon complicated by the disappearance of a prominent citizen. As the vice-chancellor of Emerson College, Hilary Kalazar knew Lynnelle, who worked as a clerk-typist at the local school. Is Hilary's failure to arrive at the Dallas convention where she was scheduled to speak a coincidence, or is it somehow connected to Lynnelle's murder? The town begins to panic, with the mayor dogging Susan's every step and the townspeople arming themselves against a faceless danger. Hampered by treacherous weather, tangled lies, and small-town secrets, Susan investigates with street-smart persistence, knowing that unless she moves fast, the killer will strike again. Both poignant and wry, Consider the Crows is also a thoroughly entertaining puzzler of a mystery novel.

From the Boiler Room to the Living Room

From the Boiler Room to the Living Room

The Financial Services Revolution and What it Means to You and Your Clients

  • Author: Mitch Anthony,Richard Wagner
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470255099
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 240
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Author Mitch Anthony has been recognized as the voice of conscience for the financial services industry. For more than a decade, he has shown advisors how building authentic, genuine relationships can serve clients' best interests and build heathly—and financially successful—practices at the same time. In From the Boiler Room to the Living Room, Mitch examines where the financial services industry has failed in the past, and what it needs to do to restore trust at both the individual and industry levels. He teaches readers how to better understand the emotional significance of the money that clients entrust to their advisors and the struggles they face as they attempt to get "more life for their money." The book also discusses why venture philosophy, funding single moments, and rethinking one's purpose in life is more important to clients than net worth or asset allocation. Finally, it discusses how to develop dialogues that forge meaningful, long-term client connections—in other words, how to stop selling and start listening.