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After years of watching her students struggling with their choices, health psychologist McGonigal realized that much of what people believe about willpower is actually sabotaging their success. Committed to sharing what the scientific community already knew about self-control, she created a course called The Science of Willpower which was an instant hit for Stanford University. The award-winning author of Psychology Today´s ´´Science of Willpower´´ blog draws on the latest research and scientific insights as covered in her popular Stanford University course to define willpower and how to promote personal well-being through an understanding of willpower-related mind-body responses. Reprint.
The first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. After years of watching her students struggling with their choices, health psychologist Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., realized that much of what people believe about willpower is actually sabotaging their success. Committed to sharing what the scientific community already knew about self-control, McGonigal created a course called ´´The Science of Willpower´´ for Stanford University´s Continuing Studies Program. The course was an instant hit and spawned the hugely successful Psychology Today blog with the same name. Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, McGonigal´s book explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters. Readers will learn: * Willpower is a mind-body response, not a virtue. It is a biological function that can be improved through mindfulness, exercise, nutrition, and sleep. * People who have better control of their attention, emotions, and actions are healthier, happier, have more satisfying relationships, and make more money. * Willpower is not an unlimited resource. Too much self-control can actually be bad for your health. * Temptation and stress hijack the brain´s systems of self-control, and that the brain can be trained for greater willpower. In the groundbreaking tradition of Getting Things Done, The Willpower Instinct combines life-changing prescriptive advice and complementary exercises to help readers with goals ranging from a healthier life to more patient parenting, from greater productivity at work to finally finishing the basement.
The author of Power, Stanford business school professor, and a leading management thinker offers a hard-hitting dissection of the leadership industry and ways to make workplaces and careers work better. The leadership enterprise is enormous, with billions of dollars, thousands of books, and hundreds of thousands of blogs and talks focused on improving leaders. But what we see worldwide is employee disengagement, high levels of leader turnover and career derailment, and failed leadership development efforts. In Leadership BS Jeffrey Pfeffer shines a bright light on the leadership industry, showing why it´s failing and how it might be remade. He sets the record straight on the oft-made prescriptions for leaders to be honest, authentic, and modest; tell the truth; build trust; and take care of others. By calling BS on so many of the stories and myths of leadership, he gives people a more scientific look at the evidence and better information to guide their careers. Rooted in social science and with practical examples and advice for improving management, Leadership BS encourages listeners to accept the truth and then use facts to change themselves and the world for the better. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Chamberlain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004606/bk_harp_004606_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.