When Faster Harder Smarter Is Not Enough [NOOK Book]

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Tap Into Your Creativity and Transform Your Life





For over 20 years, Dr. Kathryn Cramer has studied successful people who can reach their goals, even in the heat of high-stress environments. Her ...

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Overview

Tap Into Your Creativity and Transform Your Life





For over 20 years, Dr. Kathryn Cramer has studied successful people who can reach their goals, even in the heat of high-stress environments. Her research and case studies reveal a remarkable, consistent process--available to everyone--that taps the inner strength and creativity needed to achieve long-term fulfillment while capitalizing on the demands, challenges, and debacles each day brings.





"Cramer's method allows us to transform everyday pressures and problems into opportunities for creativity, passion, and purpose."--Susan C. Vaughn, M.D., Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, and author of Half Empty, Half Full





"A must-read for my colleagues who are not only challenged to the hilt, but also frantic, stretched and 'chased' in the face of our turbulent industry."--Wendy Leebov, Ed. D., Human Resources, Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, and Founder, The Einstein Consulting Group





"Effective coaching on how to stop talking about the chaos and stress and how to do something effective about it!"--Arnold W. Donald, Chairman and CEO, Equal Sweetener

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It's a vicious cycle: In our tense and hectic world, people respond to stress by relying more and more on left-brain qualities such as organization, control, and rational intelligence. But if stress-management counselor Dr. Kathryn Cramer is correct, such narrow strategies only undercut our effectiveness and rob us of job satisfaction. In When Faster Harder Smarter Is Not Enough, she teaches you to tap your previously untouched springs of creativity and intuition in six easy steps.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071415767
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 10/1/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 258
  • Sales rank: 1,262,219
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Kathryn D. Cramer, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and founder of The Cramer Institute, a consulting firm that offers customized change management, leadership development and coaching processes, keynote addresses, and signature programs. Clients include MasterCard, The United States Air Force, DuPont, Bank of America, and many major hospitals and associations. Visit Dr. Cramer on the web at www.fasterhardersmarter.com or www.cramerinstitute.com.

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Table of Contents

How to Read This Book v
Acknowledgments vii
Introduction: Richer, Deeper, Wiser 1
The Premise
The Promise
The Prescription
Step 1 Take Your Blinders Off: How to See What You Don't See 27
Question Reality
Feel What You Feel
Step 2 Be Outrageously Optimistic: How to See Potential, Not Problems 75
Scout for Opportunties
See the Glass as Half Full ... with a Pitcher of Water on the Way!
Step 3 Make the Future Happen Inside You: How to Walk Your Talk 115
Think Big, Think New
Be the Change You Want to See
Step 4 Get Others on Board: How to Speak and Act from Your Heart 155
Build Strong Alliances
Communicate to Motivate
Step 5 Stack the Odds in Your Favor: How to Build Momentum 201
Overcome Obstacles
Have Courageous Conversations
Step 6 Celebrate Every Victory, Large and Small: How to Leverage Your Success and Wake Up to What's Next 247
Don't Go Back to Sleep
The Best Is Next!
Bibliography 265
Index 271
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