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Saturday, May 07, 2016

How To Have A Good Day Harness The Power of Behavioral Science To Transform Your Working Life by Caroline Webb

This is an invaluable book which is full of helpful information derived from behavioural science. Webb uses the interplay between our brain's deliberate and automatic systems to assist readers to make the best use of their strengths and weaknesses. However, although she includes a useful summary at the end of each chapter, I think that there is so much in this book that it is hard to remember. Perhaps, it is best to work on one chapter at a time!

There are chapters on goal-setting, handling problems, creativity and building relationships. I especially liked her suggestions for thinking about dilemmas in different ways. She cites the example of Greg, a fundraiser, who sometimes invites his audience to think about finding new cancer drugs from the point of view from a cancer cell. Also, she uses the example of Emma, a young and enthusiastic English teacher who invited her colleagues to imagine themselves as modern teenagers, so that she could introduce modern methods of teaching.

I highly recommend this book, but it may be a good idea to write notes as you read it!

I received this free ebook from Books for Bloggers in return for an honest review.

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