'Help people think better, don't tell them what to do'
By David Rock
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Quiet Leadership will help you improve other people's thinking, which is the best place to begin improving performance.
Marshall Goldsmith, founder of Marshall Goldsmith Partners
Rock has broken the code on how to leverage our most basic human function-thinking!
Both practical and profound - a must- read for anyone who wants to unleash the potential of their team.
Michael W. Morrison, Dean, University of Toyota
depends on the quality of thinking. In the past, if we wanted to change
our habitual forms of thinking, we operated in the dark - because
nobody had taken the cutting-edge insights of neuroscientists and
rephrased them in ordinary language or a business context. Now David
Rock has done exactly that, and done it well.
Art Kleiner, Editor-in-Chief, Strategy+Business magazine
Essential reading for any leader who has ever wondered, Why don't people do what I tell them to do?
Dianna Anderson, MCC VP Leadership Coaching, Metrix Global, LLC
you, David Rock! At last, a comprehensive set of conversational tools
that support leaders in having powerful, results-oriented conversations
with their employees around change, performance, and career development
Colette Dempster, Coaching and Mentoring Program Manager, EDS Global Learning and Development Program
In the first major book to explore what business leaders
ought to know about the brain, David Rock creatively marshals an
abundance of new research to coherently explain how it advances the use
of mind-based brain change as the dynamic element of better leadership
training. The key to the future of leadership development lies in these
Jeffrey Schwartz, MD, Author of The Mind & The Brain, and Brain Lock
Quiet Leadership is an inspiring, clear, step-by-step approach to changing people, rather than processes.
Elisa Mallis, Human Performance Consultant, Accenture, London
What the book is about
are trying to help one of your team solve a problem and think you know
what they should do. You estimate the conversation should only take a
few minutes, yet somehow 45 minutes later you're still going around in
Sound familiar? Unfortunately, improving human performance involves
one of the hardest challenges in the known universe: changing the way
In constant demand as a coach, speaker, and consultant to companies
around the world, David Rock has proven the secret to leading people
(and living and working with them) is found in the space between our
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 on the brain, Quiet
Leadership provides, for the first time, a simple brain-based approach
that will help busy leaders, executives, and managers improve their own
and their colleagues' performance.
This book is for the CEO who wants to be more effective at
inspiring high-quality thinking in his or her leadership team, but has
just a few minutes each week to speak to them. It's for the executive
who'd like to get a manager to plan more effectively, but can't seem to
work out how. It's for the manager who wants to inspire their the sales
team, but isn't sure how to do it. It's for the human resources
professional who is ready to take on changing the culture of a whole
organization. It's also for the parent or caregiver who wants to reach
new levels of communication and understanding with their family
Quiet leaders are masters at bringing out the best performance in
others. They improve the thinking of people around them--literally
improving the way their brains process information--without telling
anyone what to do. Given how many people in today's companies are being
paid to think and analyze, improving others' thinking is one of the
fastest ways to improve performance. Quiet Leadership offers a
practical, six-step guide to making permanent workplace performance
change, to unleashing higher productivity, new levels of morale, and
greater job satisfaction. Above all, Quiet Leadership will give you the
clarity and strength that comes from mastering and using powerful
insights into what makes us perform and succeed at the highest level.
About the author
David is one of the global pioneers in the coaching field. As the driver of the NeuroLeadership Group business, and the developer of Results' coaching models, he has been responsible for the development of thousands of coaches worldwide.
David has written four books including Your Brain at Work, Quiet Leadership, Theoretical Foundations of Coaching and Personal Best. His books have been translated into a number of languages and he holds a doctorate in the Neuroscience of Leadership and regularly consults with companies in the fortune 500 on creating coaching cultures.
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