Power Up Your Mind – Bill Lucas, a leading international expert on life-long learning, shows that while we have learned more about how the brain works in the last decade than we have ever known, only a fraction of this is grasped and applied by most people. Power Up Your Mind applies this practical knowledge for the first time and shows you how to learn.
Drawing on research from a wide variety of subject areas, from neuroscience to psychology, from motivation theory to accelerated learning, from memory to diet, this book shows how everyone has the capacity to succeed and how most people use only a very small portion of their talents. For learning to be effective, an understanding of how the brain works is essential and unlike most of the recent thinking on the mind, Lucas connects an understanding of the brain with the reality of the workplace and translates what we know about the brain into useful insights for work.
Much work-based training is a waste of time and money because the majority of people are neither emotionally ready nor practically inclined to apply their learning to the way they behave. Power Up Your Mind offers a new model of learning-READY, GO, STEADY-which will revolutionize the way you learn and perform.
“An excellent book…Putting into action even a fraction of Bill Lucas’ suggestions will transform your life.” — Peter Honey, business psychologist and author of LEARNING STYLES
“At last, a powerful and practical new book for learners who want to become leaders.” — Mike Liebling, Director of Trainset and former director, Saatchi and Saatchi
“Read it and leap!” — John Grant, author of THE NEW MARKETING MANIFESTO
“Should be read by everyone who cares about human performance in today’s business environment.” — Hilary Cropper, Chief Executive, FI Group
From the Publisher
In the last decade we have learned more about the way that the brain works than we have ever known. And yet training, e-learning, and education programs frequently fall short of achieving their learning goals because they fail to connect these new concepts with the reality of the workplace. POWER UP YOUR MIND translates what we now know about the brain into useful insights for the workplace and shows how to unlock our untapped potential, harness our creativity, and become a competent, resilient, and resourceful learner.
Along with tips for treating your brain right and ten ways to reduce stress at work, this book also contains an A-Z compendium of brain-based approaches to life and work that can be implemented in any organization and a trouble-shooting section on what individuals can do to jump-start their brain when it just doesn’t seem to be working.