What does it take to Shine – is it all in the attitude, doing what you love or feeling connected? I wanted to share with you about this wonderful new book that has been released called Shine. Now below is a summary from Amazon, yes I copied and pasted it onto my blog. Why reinvent the wheel I say!
I am currently reading about 5 books at once on Brain Science, lets just say reading about the pre-frontal cortex and amygdala is really fascinating but boy it is a lot to take in. I should have taken more notice in science at school. But learning about how the brain works from an organisational effectiveness point of view – really interesting!
This book is a different and I like how he tells a story – with some great examples and tools. There are some great insights, ideas and lessons…And you can implement them! Fantastic I say! But why read a book on this stuff if you can’t take the lessons and ideas and use them to make changes, a difference or even change your own thinking. Let’s face it we all like to Shine…okay maybe I am projecting there because I certainly do!
“Your job as a manager is getting harder all the time. But your most critical responsibility—especially in today’s world of intensifying competition—is how to help your people shine their brightest.
How do you inspire solid contributors to strive for more? What should you do if a star player falls off their game?
In Shine, bestselling author, psychiatrist, and ADD expert Edward Hallowell draws on brain science, performance research, and his own experience helping people maximize their potential to present a proven process for getting the best from your people:
-Select—put the right people in the right job, and give them responsibilities that “light up” their brain.
-Connect—strengthen interpersonal bonds among team members.
-Play—help people unleash their imaginations at work.
-Grapple and Grow—when the pressure’s on, enable employees to achieve mastery of their work.
-Shine—use the right rewards to promote loyalty and stoke your people’s desire to excel.
Brimming with Hallowell’s trademark candour and warmth, Shine is a vital new resource for all managers seeking to inspire excellence in their teams.”
About the Author
Edward M. Hallowell M.D. is a psychiatrist, an instructor at Harvard Medical School, and director of the Hallowell Centre for Cognitive and Emotional Health, which serves individuals with emotional and learning problems. He was on the faculty of Harvard Medical School for 20 years. He has written two popular Harvard Business Review articles and authored 13 books, including the national bestseller Driven to Distraction.