Executive Function: Cognitive Fitness for Business

Executive Function: Cognitive Fitness for Business

by Kieron Sparrowhawk

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Overview

There is a huge appetite among the thinking professionals for ways to extend their quality and quantity of life through work. We are living longer and want to ensure we build our cognitive fitness through our lives, to give the best we can at work and get the most out of the experience in return. Technology has improved to allow a greater understanding of the functioning of brain, in sickness and in health. We've learnt so much that we can pass on to ensure as many as possible can benefit from an understanding of their cognitive health. In this book you have access to a comprehensive overview of the key cognitive health domains and how they impact your ability to operate at your best. You will understand the importance of each domain in order for you to maximize your cognitive health and be your best.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781910649756
Publisher: LID Publishing
Publication date: 12/13/2016
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Keiron Sparrowhawk is a successful entrepreneur with leadership experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, as well as founder and CEO of MyCognition. MyCognition changes lives by improving cognitive health (our ability to think, learn, respond and remember) by detecting the cause of learning/behavioral difficulties and providing solutions.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 08

Introduction 09

Chapter 1 The Power of Cognitive Fitness 14

What's my cognition got to do with it? 16

Neuroplasticity and the Executive 29

The human and financial cost of poor cognitive fitness 49

Chapter 2 The Cognitive Power of Leadership and Management Thinking 54

Executive Function - The Pilot 57

Working Memory - The Hero 82

Episodic Memory - The Curator 105

Attention - The Coach 127

Processing Speed - The Judge 143

Chapter 3 What Does my Cognitive Fitness Score Mean? 158

Interpreting cognitive fitness score by domain 162

Chapter 4 Improving Cognitive Fitness Through Good Habits 182

General healthy habits for cognitive fitness 185

Specific healthy habits by domain 196

Chapter 5 Can you Use Computers to improve Cognitive Fitness? 244

Principles of cognitive fitness training 246

Chapter 6 MyCognition and Leaderthink 258

References 266

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