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The fear-free organization : vital insights from neuroscience to transform your business culture

Author: Paul Brown; Joan Kingsley; Sue Paterson
Publisher: London, UK ; Philadelphia, PA : Kogan Page, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Draws on the new frontiers in neuroscience to explain why using power, threats and subtle scare tactics is a huge corporate mistake. Running on fear has no profit in it: this book offers an alternative organizational path to success.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Brown, Paul, 1939-
Fear-free organization.
Philadelphia, PA : Kogan Page, 2015
(DLC) 2015020549
(OCoLC)907155963
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Brown; Joan Kingsley; Sue Paterson
ISBN: 9780749472962 0749472960
OCLC Number: 914796763
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
Contents: List of figures; List of tables; About the authors; preface; Introduction; Part One The person; 01 Fear essentials and the development of the Self; Introduction; We are our emotions; What is the brain?; Let's get physical: what are feelings?; Memories; Becoming a person: Change and adaptability; Patterns; Adaptation; References; 02 The brain; Introduction; Pure imagination; Welcome to your brain on emotion; Contextually speaking; The emotion connection; So, what makes people different?; Emotions deep down inside: Your business card; The leader's low road. What's trust/love got to do with it?Walking on air; References; Appendix 2A: The triune brain; Appendix 2B: The emotional brain: Key ingredients; Appendix 2C: Left brain/right brain; Appendix 2D: Neurotransmitters and hormones; 03 Memories are made of this; Introduction; What are memories?; Once upon a time; The faintest ink; The eureka effect; Creativity by association; I remember it well; What lies beneath; Epigenesis; Organizational culture; References; 04 Relationships; Introduction; Think again; Make or break; Being and nothingness; Cooperation and collaboration. The business of relationshipsEmotional radar; References; 05 Trust; Introduction; Attachment: The foundation of trust; Broken trust; The gift of fear; The neurobiology of trust; The trust game; In virtual reality we trust; Trust me ... ; The power of trust; References; Part Two The organization, energy flow and profit; 06 Fear in the workplace; Introduction; But first, some definitions; Fear in the organization; References; 07 The nature of energy; Introduction; Energy and the brain; Managing the brain's energy; Tracking energy in the organization; The 'mind': A working model. The fear-free organizationReferences; 08 Leaders and HR; Introduction; Who is accountable?; The role of HR in organizations; The role of leaders; Leaders and HR working relationships; References; Part Three The future of organizations; 09 The role of leadership; Introduction; What makes a good leader?; How do leaders lead?; Leadership and the Sofi model; Relationships and communications; Building a trust-based culture; Setting strategy and getting commitment; Being a limbic leader in a brain-focused organization; Leadership and gender; References; 10 Change, adaptability and flow. IntroductionAdaptability and change; Seeing and flowing; The flow state; Different ways of thinking; What is the Self?; Organizational change programmes; Change in a fear-free organization; References; 11 The fear-free organization; Introduction; A useful reminder; The beginnings of a central unifying theory; En-couragement; Proposed design spec for a fear-free organization; References; Endnote; Index.
Other Titles: Vital insights from neuroscience to transform your business culture
Responsibility: Paul Brown, Joan Kingsley, Sue Paterson.

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"Fear pervades the workplace. It corrodes profits and stunts growth. This essential read equips CEOs with the tools to build a fear-free environment -- and success."--Robin Morgan "CEO, Iconic Images Read more...

 
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