Tame the Primitive Brain: 28 Ways in 28 Days to Manage the Most Impulsive Behaviors at Work, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118566734
  • ISBN-13: 9781118566732
  • DDC: 306
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 315 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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A number one anxiety in business is dealing with new people, along with dealing with the ones you may have known for years and know too well how they tend to react to you. They will get the latest evolutionary behavioral theory, neuroscientific evidence, and of course the tried and tested tools and tricks based on these premises--and all in a lively, compelling and easily digestible format. It is time for a new and simple model of how we humans can and do relate to each other that brings increased depth of understanding and expands your options and tools to better manage yourself and others to achieve what you want. The reader receives practical tools that really work to help them become more influential and persuasive in every situation, providing them the most competitive advantage in navigating through the myriad of difficult behaviors to survive and thrive.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: You: A First Look at Everything.
2: Shared Instincts: No One Taught You to Breathe.
3: Snap Judgments: You're Always Judging.
4: Default to the Negative: Optimism Is for the Extinct.
5: Best-Fit Thinking: Square-ish Pegs—Square Holes.
6: Friend, Enemy, Sexual Partner, or Indifferent: Categories for Approach, Avoid, or Whatever.
7: Moods and Emotions: Good Days and Bad Days.
8: The Spice of Life: The Internal Environment That Shapes Behavior.
9: Relationships: Who Made This Mess?.
10: Relationships Are Dyadic: It Starts with Your Mother!.
11: Opposites Attract: Missing Out on Great People.
12: BFFs: One Mind in Two Bodies.
13: Enemies: The People You Hate.
14: Indifference: You're Not Even on My Radar.
15: Moods Are Contagious: Managing Your Mirror Neurology.
16: The Four Stages of Relationship: From Captivate to Cooperate.
17: Tribe: Stakes in the Ground.
18: We Are Tribal: All Together Now ….
19: Tribal Nurture: Connected by Brood.
20: Hierarchy: No Such Thing as a Flat Ogranization.
21: Tension: Autonomy versus Belonging.
22: Values: Diverging Opinions.
23: Diversity: High-Performing Teams.
24: Changing Tribes Is Expensive: Neuroplasticity and the Limbic Brain.
25: New You: Higher Planes.
26: Suspend Judgment: Put It to One Side.
27: Be Curious: Recognize People.
28: Open Your Heart: Be Available.
29: Give: Receive.
30: Manage Your Disappointment: Dealing with the Letdown.
31: Values Trump Rules: Society's Expectations.
32: Expand Your Tribe: Global Village.
Conclusion: The Way Forward.
Further Reading and Resources.
About the Author.