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Author: Madeleine L. Van Hecke, Lisa P. Callahan, Brad Kolar, Ken A. Paller Narrator: Erik Synnestvedt Publisher: Recorded Books: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN: 9781469086255
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Business leaders are in charge. They are in charge of people, of budgets, of production lines. Most leaders also believe that they are in charge of their greatest resource--their own brain. But how true is that? The more we understand about how the brain works, the clearer it becomes that often our brain kicks in before we do. For example: 1. The more expert we become, the less we "think." 2. Our brain can con us into being sure that we're right--even when we're wrong. 3. Without consulting us, our brain decides who to trust. The good news is that leaders can use what researchers have learned about the brain to manage their own brains more effectively. That's the first Brain Advantage. Just as important, leaders can use that knowledge to manage other people more effectively. That's the second Brain Advantage. The Brain Advantage does for business leaders what few have time to do for themselves. It combines the latest brain research with insights from psychological studies of how people think. It uses powerful stories to convey that information. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “A well-researched book that outlines the issues and surprises about the brain that leaders could do well to understand.”

    David Rock, author of Your Brain at Work

  • The Brain Advantage translates research on our brains into specific, usable ideas that all leaders can benefit from. Reading this book will change the way you think about what you do for a living.”

    Sydney Finkelstein, author of Think Again: Why Good Leaders Make Bad Decisions

  • “A very ambitious book...Highly readable and entertaining.”

    Gary Klein, PhD, author of Sources of Power: How People Make Decisions

  • The Brain Advantage pulls together current science and contemporary thinking about brain function and...applies it to critical leadership skills and challenges faced by business leaders today.”

    Michael C. Riordan, president and CEO, Greenville Hospital System, Greenville, South Carolina

  • The Brain Advantage is one of those books where you get a lot for a little. The stories are compelling.”

    Craig Wortmann, CEO, Experience LLC

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kami | 4/23/2013

    " Very interesting. Lots of good research and practical applications into business/life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kyoungjin | 3/6/2013

    " It is useful to know that my brain is not always on my side with full scientic proof. "

About the Author

Madeleine L. Van Hecke, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist; a former professor of psychology at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois; and a lecturer and workshop leader for Open Arms Seminars. She is the author of Blind Spots: Why Smart People Do Dumb Things.

About the Narrator

Erik Synnestvedt has recorded nearly two hundred audiobooks for trade publishers as well as for the Library of Congress Talking Books for the Blind program. They include The Day We Found the Universe by Marcia Bartusiak, A Game as Old as Empire edited by Steven Hiatt, and Twitter Power by Joel Comm.