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A Mind for Business

A Mind for Business

Get inside your head to transform how you work

Andy Gibson

Feb 2015, Paperback, 296 pages
ISBN13: 9781292014678
ISBN10: 1292014679
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Use the full power of your mind and accelerate your performance

Using the most effective insights from psychology and neuroscience you can be more effective, more resourceful and develop the sharpest of business brains.

The latest in modern science combined with expert, inspiring advice will get you thinking about exciting ways to use your whole brain to work smarter, thrive under pressure, make better decisions, boost your creativity and take your business acumen to a whole new level.

So open this book, fire up your synapses and fine tune your mind for business.

Shortlisted for ‘The Commuter's Read’ category at the Chartered Management Institute Management Book of the Year Awards. Judges' comments: "Distils the key messages from research and makes them accessible."Philip Crips - The Commuter's Read Category Chair
"Well written and very credible."Afzal Ashraf - The Commuter's Read Category Judge

1. FEED YOUR MIND

Your mind is your greatest asset, so how can you take care of it and keep it performing at its best? Learn how to nourish your mind and stay mentally healthy and productive at work.

2 MASTER YOUR MOODS

Our thoughts, judgements and decisions are shaped by our moods. Learn to manage your mood and emotions to remain calm, focussed and energetic throughout the working day.

3 GET MOTIVATED

The best businesses engage their staff and get maximum effort from their people. Find

out what really drives us to succeed and spot better ways to motivate yourself and others.

4 HANDLE PRESSURE

Pressure is a reality of modern business, but stress can harm our health and productivity. Understand the psychology of pressure and learn practical tools to reduce stress at work.

5 KNOW YOURSELF

We’re all different. By understanding the characteristics that make each of us unique, we can play to our strengths, manage our weaknesses and work better together.

6 TRAIN YOUR MIND

Is it possible to increase your intelligence or change your habits? Explore how our minds acquire knowledge and learn new skills and find out what it really means to train your mind.

7 MAKE SMARTER DECISIONS

Businesses depend on people making the right decisions at the right times. Understand our decision-making processes and how to support informed, rational decisions at work.

8 INFLUENCE PEOPLE

We influence each other all the time, positively and negatively, often without realising it. Learn to manage your influence, build better relationships, and inspire others.

9 WORK COLLABORATIVELY

When we work together we can work smarter and get more done. Learn how to share ideas clearly with others and explore better ways to communicate and collaborate.

10 THINK CREATIVELY

Organisations that fail to innovate are increasingly being left behind. Explore how to nurture creativity, find ingenious solutions and become more innovative at work.

THE 10 HABITS OF A MIND FOR BUSINESS

CONCLUSION: A BUSINESS FOR MINDS

FURTHER READING

INDEX

Andy Gibson is the Founder of Mindapples, the popular UK social enterprise that encourages everyone to understand and take better care of their minds. Andy’s background is in business and education, having previously co-founded the ‘education 2.0’ start-up School of Everything. He writes and blogs extensively about social change, technology and mental health.

"Insightful, entertaining and accessible. Something I can see myself coming back to many times over my career to help me, my colleagues and my team get the best out of themselves"

Roger Edmonds, Senior Marketing Manager, PepsiCo


"Essential for anyone who runs an organisation and cares about their staff."

Tony Cohen, Chair of Trustees, Barnardo's, and former CEO, FremantleMedia.

"An MOT and tune-up for your mind, in and out of business, that will help you stay on track"

Paul Birch, angel investor and Founder @ Makeshift


"Essential reading for companies who want staff to flourish."

John Attley BA, BSc, MICRS, Engagement Manager, NHBC


"This book demonstrates the value of taking care of your mind and mental wellbeing on a day-to-day basis, offering practical tips and advice to help you think smarter and live better."

Patrick Watt, Corporate Director, Bupa


"If enough managers read this highly readable and very useful book we might just increase national productivity and make our work a whole lot more enjoyable and fulfilling too."

Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, The RSA