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Evidence from neuroscience shows that individuals and organizations are more successful when people are encouraged to take risks, explore new ideas, and channel their energies in ways that work for them. And yet many organizations are filled with bullies, vicious gossip, undermining behaviours, hijacking tactics, political jockeying for position, favouritism and other factors that instil fear and impede productivity. It is no wonder that organizations are actively looking at how they can improve and maintain the psychological health and wellbeing of their employees to the benefit of all concerned. The Fear-free Organization reveals how our new understanding of the neurobiology of the self - how the brain constructs the person - can transform for the better the way our businesses and organizations work.
Academic yet accessible, The Fear-free Organization addresses head on the issue that scared people spend a lot more time plotting their survival than working productively. The book helps leaders understand the neurobiology of fear, face the damage it is doing, and replace it with building relationships, managing energy flow and fostering trust. It guides you in making your workplace one that's full of energy, not adrenalin; focused on possibility, not profit; and generates independent thinking, not obedience so you can promote the psychological wellbeing that is strongly correlated with greater energy, motivation and better cognitive function.
Dr Paul Brown is Faculty Professor, Organizational Neuroscience, Monarch Business School Switzerland; Honorary Chairman of the Vietnam Consulting Group and International Director of SIRTailors. He is a clinical and organizational psychologist and executive coach.
Joan Kingsley is a consultant clinical and organizational psychotherapist. She is Honorary Consultant Psychotherapist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and is on the psychotherapist register of the School of Life. Joan is registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy.
Dr Sue Paterson is an oil and gas professional with over 30 years' UK and international experience. She worked for Shell International in exploration, new business development and JV management, as well as talent management, leadership development, learning and recruitment. In 2010 she set up her own consultancy.
Table of Contents
* Section - ONE: The person; ** Chapter - 01: Fear essentials and the development of the Self; ** Chapter - 02: The brain; ** Chapter - 03: Memories are made of this; ** Chapter - 04: Relationships; ** Chapter - 05: Trust; * Section - TWO: The organization, energy flow and profit; ** Chapter - 06: Fear in the workplace; ** Chapter - 07: The nature of energy; ** Chapter - 08: Leaders and HR; * Section - THREE: The future of organizations; ** Chapter - 09: The role of leadership; ** Chapter - 10: Change, adaptability and flow; ** Chapter - 11: The fear-free organization;