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

Amy Brann



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Kogan Page Ltd
01 January 2020
Psychology; Entrepreneurship; Time management; Working patterns & practices; Advice on careers & achieving success; Assertiveness, motivation & self-esteem
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!
By:   Amy Brann
Imprint:   Kogan Page Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   2nd Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 215mm,  Width: 138mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   355g
ISBN:   9781789660494
ISBN 10:   1789660491
Pages:   312
Publication Date:   01 January 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

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

Make Your Brain Work brings neuroscience to life. Explaining how common challenges can be overcome through understanding what is really going on in your brain and the minds of others enables readers to make small changes that can ultimately make life more enjoyable. Easy to read and thoroughly beneficial to implement. --Scott Martineau, CEO ConsciousOne.com [review for first edition] The idea of writing a book relating common workplace and leadership issues with the structure of the brain is excellent. Amy's style is punchy, readable and approachable. --Bishop Andrew Watson [review for first edition] A timely and elegant reminder that the key to personal and organisational success begins with knowing one's self: Amy provides clear insight into the latest developments in neuroscience using accessible stories and examples which will resonate with all readers. --Terry Hodgetts, Director, Centre for Executive Development, Aston Business School [review for first edition] Make your Brain Work is different! It is literally packed to the brim with insights, tools, approaches and techniques that cover a whole spectrum of areas that have helped me. If you want to massively increase your self-awareness, devise strategies for positive change and, as a result, lead a happier and more fulfilled life then I recommend that you read this book. --Phil Ryan, MBA, CMgr, FCIBs, Managing Director, The Management Centre, The Executive Education Company of Bangor University [review for first edition] If you are looking to master your life, you must master the use of your brain.Amy Brann has successfully put together today's easy to read and understand instruction manual for your brain.Read this book, master your brain and master your life. --Louis Lautman, Executive Producer of The YES Movie [review for first edition] The most misunderstood organ in the human body is the brain. Amy Brann's insights will help you think your way to success instead of mindlessly doing the same old things over and over again. --Al Ries, author, War in the Boardroom and Positioning: The battle for your mind [review for first edition] This book is full of great stuff, like a delicious Pret recipe your brain needs nutritious food and new knowledge to grow. --Ian Watson, Head of Pret Academy [review for first edition] Make Your Brain Work is the first book to take cutting-edge neuroscience and apply it to improving one's ability to be successful, and to feel successful, at work. Using a lively set of characters that illustrate not just what to do to improve the brain at work, but how to do it. Readers of Make Your Brain Work will undoubtedly be more productive and happier at work and at home. --Paul J. Zak, PhD, Author of The Moral Molecule, Founding Director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies at Claremont Graduate University [review for first edition] Make Your Brain Work is an engaging book that is simultaneously filled with insight and application. Amy Brann not only provides us with greater understanding on how the brain works but she also gives us useful tools on how to make the brain work for each of us. --Stephen M. R. Covey, author of The New York Times and # 1 Wall Street Journal bestselling book, The Speed of Trust, and coauthor of Smart Trust [review for first edition] Make Your Brain Work was essential bedtime reading for a couple of nights, and I have found the concepts genuinely very interesting and thought provoking, and a challenging read. It really does become a manual for trying to better understand what influences and motivates others, and how these issues need to be better understood and harnessed. It is not often that the concept of overwhelm can be introduced into morning discussions of premiership football and office politics but it is now. --Nick Green, Managing Partner of Squire Sanders Birmingham office [review for first edition]

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