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The Fear-free Organization

Book Description

Draws on the new frontiers in neuroscience to explain why using power, threats and subtle scare tactics is a huge corporate mistake. Running on fear has no profit in it: this book offers an alternative organizational path to success.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Praise for the fear-free organization
  3. Title Page
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. List of figures
  7. List of tables
  8. About the authors
  9. Preface
  10. Introduction
  11. PART ONE The person
    1. 01 Fear essentials and the development of the Self
      1. Introduction
      2. We are our emotions
      3. What is the brain?
      4. Let’s get physical: what are feelings?
      5. Memories
      6. Becoming a person: Change and adaptability
      7. Patterns
      8. Adaptation
      9. References
    2. 02 The brain
      1. Introduction
      2. Pure imagination
      3. Welcome to your brain on emotion
      4. Contextually speaking
      5. The emotion connection
      6. So, what makes people different?
      7. Emotions deep down inside: Your business card
      8. The leader’s low road
      9. What’s trust/love got to do with it?
      10. Walking on air
      11. References
      12. Appendix 2A The triune brain
      13. Appendix 2B The emotional brain: Key ingredients
      14. Appendix 2C Left brain/right brain
      15. Appendix 2D Neurotransmitters and hormones
    3. 03 Memories are made of this
      1. Introduction
      2. What are memories?
      3. Once upon a time
      4. The faintest ink
      5. The eureka effect
      6. Creativity by association
      7. I remember it well
      8. What lies beneath
      9. Epigenesis
      10. Organizational culture
      11. References
    4. 04 Relationships
      1. Introduction
      2. Think again
      3. Make or break
      4. Being and nothingness
      5. Cooperation and collaboration
      6. The business of relationships
      7. Emotional radar
      8. References
    5. 05 Trust
      1. Introduction
      2. Attachment: The foundation of trust
      3. Broken trust
      4. The gift of fear
      5. The neurobiology of trust
      6. The trust game
      7. In virtual reality we trust
      8. Trust me…
      9. The power of trust
      10. References
  12. PART TWO The organization, energy flow and profit
    1. 06 Fear in the workplace
      1. Introduction
      2. But first, some definitions
      3. Fear in the organization
      4. References
    2. 07 The nature of energy
      1. Introduction
      2. Energy and the brain
      3. Managing the brain’s energy
      4. Tracking energy in the organization
      5. The ‘mind’: A working model
      6. The fear-free organization
      7. References
    3. 08 Leaders and HR
      1. Introduction
      2. Who is accountable?
      3. The role of HR in organizations
      4. The role of leaders
      5. Leaders and HR working relationships
      6. References
  13. PART THREE The future of organizations
    1. 09 The role of leadership
      1. Introduction
      2. What makes a good leader?
      3. How do leaders lead?
      4. Leadership and the Sofi model
      5. Relationships and communications
      6. Building a trust-based culture
      7. Setting strategy and getting commitment
      8. Being a limbic leader in a brain-focused organization
      9. Leadership and gender
      10. References
    2. 10 Change, adaptability and flow
      1. Introduction
      2. Adaptability and change
      3. Seeing and flowing
      4. The flow state
      5. Different ways of thinking
      6. What is the Self?
      7. Organizational change programmes
      8. Change in a fear-free organization
      9. References
    3. 11 The fear-free organization
      1. Introduction
      2. A useful reminder
      3. The beginnings of a central unifying theory
      4. En-couragement
      5. Proposed design spec for a fear-free organization
      6. References
  14. Endnote
  15. Index
  16. Copyright