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The Power of Agency: The 7 Principles to Conquer Obstacles, Make Effective Decisions, and Create a Life on Your Own Terms

The Power of Agency: The 7 Principles to Conquer Obstacles, Make Effective Decisions, and Create a Life on Your Own Terms

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250127570
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 03/05/2019
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

PAUL NAPPER leads a management psychology practice. His client list includes Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, universities, and start-ups. He held an advanced fellowship during a three-year academic appointment at Harvard Medical School (HMS). ANTHONY RAO is a cognitive-behavioral therapist. For over 20 years he was a pediatric psychologist at Boston Children’s Hospital and an instructor at HMS. In 1998 he opened a specialized private practice. He appears regularly as an expert commentator.

Table of Contents

Preface

INTRODUCTION

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN: The Seven Principles

GETTING STARTED: Agency Practices Inventory

TIPS FOR GETTING THE MOST OUT OF THIS BOOK

1. A CLEAR HEAD

The Principle: Control Stimuli

2. THE COMPANY YOU KEEP

The Principle: Associate Selectively

3. RESPECT YOUR BODY

The Principle: Move

4. LEARN ALWAYS AND IN ALL WAYS

The Principle: Position Yourself as a Learner

5. STABLE AND GROUNDED

The Principle: Manage Your Emotions and Beliefs

6. USE YOUR INNER WISDOM

The Principle: Check Your Intuition

7. REFLECT, DECIDE, ACT WITH AGENCY

The Principle: Deliberate, Then Act

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