Improving the performance of your employees involves one of the hardest challenges in the known universe: changing the way they think. In constant demand as a coach, speaker, and consultant to companies around the world, David Rock has proven that the secret to leading people (and living and working with them) is found in the space between their ears. "If people are being paid to think," he writes, "isn't it time the business world found out what the thing doing the work, the brain, is all about?" Supported by the latest groundbreaking research, "Quiet Leadership" provides a brain-based approach that will help busy leaders, executives, and managers improve their own and their colleagues' performance. Rock offers a practical, six-step guide to making permanent workplace performance change by unleashing higher productivity, new levels of morale, and greater job satisfaction.
David Rock is a consultant and leadership coach who advises corporations around the world. The author of Coaching with the Brain in Mind, Quiet Leadership, and Personal Best, he is the CEO of Results Coaching Systems, a leading global consulting and coaching organization. He is on the advisory board of the international business school CIMBA and the cofounder of the NeuroLeadership Institute and Summit. He lives in Sydney, Australia, and New York City.
"This highly practical guide includes exercises for each major concept, giving readers a chance to practice what they've learned." -- Library Journal "Quiet Leadership will help you improve other people's thinking, which is the best place to begin improving other people's performance." -- Marshall Goldsmith, founder of Marshall Goldsmith Partners; named one of the 50 greatest thinkers who have impacted the field of management by the American Management Association. "Essential reading for any leader who has ever wondered 'Why don't people do what I tell them to do?.'" -- Elisa Mallis, Human Performance Consultant, Accenture, London A quick and useful guide to a softer management style that draws on recent discoveries in the field of neuroscience -- Continental Magazine
One of the, if not the best leadership book I have read. Excellent for developing questioning skills and helping others to reflect on their job. A must have and must read for any leader who is interested in bringing out the best in others.
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