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Great business leaders strive to improve their knowledge and capabilities, and to gain as much experience as possible. However, most executives do absolutely nothing to develop their cognitive processes, that is, to improve the way their brains work – although the brain is malleable and teachable according to clinical psychologist Madeleine L. Van Hecke, cognitive neuroscientist Ken A. Paller, learning authority Lisa P. Callahan and management expert Brad Kolar. The authors step forward to help businesspeople enrich their brains, anyone’s most crucial tool. This book presents up-to-date brain research and down-to-earth tips on how to employ this information to become a more effective leader. getAbstract recommends this unusual, intriguing book to anyone who wants to think more clearly.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What new brain research reveals about how human beings think and
  • How you can use this information to become a more effective leader.

About the Authors

Madeleine L. Van Hecke is a licensed clinical psychologist. Lisa P. Callahan directs knowledge management activities for Accenture’s outsourcing practice. Brad Kolar heads Kolar Associates, a consultancy. Ken A. Paller is a Northwestern University cognitive neuroscientist.



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