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Beyond Threat
Beyond Threat

Beyond Threat


250 Pages

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $20.00 (US $20.00) (CA $27.00)

Publication Date: January 2018

ISBN 9781911193340

Rights: US & CA

Triarchy Press Ltd (Jan 2018)

Price: $20.00


Unless we are in physical danger few of us think we are living 'under threat'. Yet our brains believe we are at risk many times a day. Nowhere is this more true than at work, where our response to deadlines, budget cuts, abrasive managers, competitive colleagues and dissatisfied customers is too often controlled by a part of our brain that's better suited to detecting, devouring or running away from predators. This is our threat brain, and on its own it is little help in dealing with the complex challenges of organisational life. In "Beyond Threat", business psychologist and international management consultant Dr. Nelisha Wickremasinghe takes us beyond the threat brain and describes the workings of our evolved Trimotive Brain which can respond with intelligence and compassion to unwanted, unexpected and unpleasant life experiences - if we learn how to manage it. This book is an invitation to: discover how our biological heritage (nature) and individual experience (nurture) combine to create who we are-and why that matters in organisational life; learn to notice and re-direct the hidden motives that control most of our behaviour-especially those arising from our threat brain; and find out, in three detailed case studies, how executives working in different corporate environments identified and overcame the problem habits arising from their overactive threat brain. *** "An extraordinarily informative and exceptionally well organized and presented study, 'Beyond Threat' will prove to be of immense and practical value for anyone having business management responsibilities. Thoroughly accessible for both academia, corporate executives, non-specialist general readers, 'Beyond Threat' is a critically important and unreservedly recommended addition to personal, corporate, community, and academic library Business & Management, Organizational Change, Business Psychology, and Organization Development instructional reference collections and supplemental studies reading lists." --The Midwest Book Review, Small Press Bookwatch, The Business Shelf, March 2018 [Subject: Business & Management, Organizational Change, Business Psychology, Organization Development]