Dinosaur Brains: Dealing with All Those Impossible People at Work

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9780345019912: Dinosaur Brains: Dealing with All Those Impossible People at Work

This book will help you deal with your employees and co-workers by giving you the keys to understanding the way their brains--and yours--work. Using the metaphor of the dinosaur brain, the authors detail a whole range of human responses dictated by a part of the human brain sometimes beyond our control. They then show you what to expect from that part of the brain and how to be prepared for it, including such problems as turf battles, reflexive competitiveness, and office courtship. Outlines the rules of ^lizard logic, and how to use them to your advantage.

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Discover how to cope with instinct, emotion, and irrationality--the dinosaur brain--that disrupts any business enivronment, with a step-by-step process that helps you reason your way through turf wars and power struggles, surly subordinates, temperamental bosses, and more....
"The key to thriving in the corporate jungle is understanding dinosaurs."
TIME

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This book deals with irrational thinking and unconscious motivation at the office--"because people at work aren't always the rational creatures that other management books talk about." The authors cover basic personnel management theory and argue that people's irrational and emotional acts are based on primitive fight, flight, and fright responses--all part of the "dinosaur brain." They identify situations when such behavior is taking place and offer suggestions for what to do when coworkers behave in this manner. Although the basic information may be available in other sources, it is presented clearly and with the right amount of humor in this book. Recommended for all business collections.
- Michael Kathman, St. John's Univ., Collegeville, Minn.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Bernstein, Albert J.; Rozen, Sydney Craft
Published by Ballantine Books (1993)
ISBN 10: 0345019911 ISBN 13: 9780345019912
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