Dinosaur Brains

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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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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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A street-smart guide to coping with the type of irrational and destructive behavior exhibited by certain co-workers.

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555253714
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • Publication date: 1/12/1990
  • Format: Cassette

Table of Contents

WHAT IS THE DINOSAUR BRAIN?
The Dinosaur Brain and Lizard Logic
How the Dinosaur Brain Works
THE RULES OF LIZARD LOGIC
Get It Now!
The Triple F Response: Fight, Flight, or Fright
Be Dominant!
Defend the Territory!
Get the Mate!
If It Hurts, Hiss!
Like Me, Good; Not Like Me, Bad
USING LIZARD LOGIC
Avoiding the Reptile Response
Bad Moods and Internal Television
Irritability
Manipulation
The Positive Uses of Anger
Angry Clients
The Customer Service Model
Motivating Yourself and Your Employees
Stress Is Not the Enemy
Is Your Mind Out of Shape?
Long-Term Planning
Making Waves
It's Lonely at the Top
The Captain Kirk Management Style
The Mentor Relationship
Why People Get Involved in Office Romances
How to Save Yourself if Your Company Is ``One Big Happy Family''
Corporate Juvenile Delinquents
Dealing with Old Dinosaurs
Labor and Management
The Customer from Outer Space
Gravity
Habit and Ritual
Management by Mind-Reading: The Case Against Bad Attitude
How to Make Your Colleagues Mad at You
Suggested Readings
Index
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