Summary of Coherence

The Secret Science of Brilliant Leadership

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Coherence book summary
Breathe, think and – only then – respond.


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Your happiness, health and career depend on your mind-set and emotional maturity. In fact, you may swing from one end of the spectrum to the other as you read this dense, repetitive, yet deeply illuminating, encompassing work. Neuroscientist Alan Watkins explains that your body can unlock a level of intelligence that is greater than your mind normally accesses. He details how having control of your emotions matters to your life and your career. To use his advice, focus on your breathing, the start point of everything related to health, success and happiness. Depending on your openness to counsel, getAbstract recommends Watkins’ wisdom, logic and advice as well as his techniques for emotional growth.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How harmony among your emotions, body and thought affects your life, happiness and success
  • Why managing your breathing and your emotions matters
  • How to be a better leader through determined personal development and practice


A Most Difficult Journey
Forget about pumping yourself up before an important meeting or entering a relaxed and calm state of mind. Neither matters. What matters is your hormones, specifically how much cortisol and DHEA you have in your system. Too much cortisol will make you morose, and...
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About the Author

Alan Watkins left medical practice after a decade of specializing in oncology and heart disease. He now coaches executives on emotional awareness and control.

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