Book Recommendation: Translate three big scientific ideas into how to have a good day in your workplace

Feb 2, 2016 1:26:00 PM

How To Have A Good Day

Harness the Power of Behavioral Science to Transform Your Working Life

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In How to Have a Good Day, economist and former McKinsey partner Caroline Webb shows readers how to use recent findings from behavioral economics, psychology and neuroscience to transform the quality of our everyday lives – at work and beyond.

Advances in these behavioral sciences are giving us an ever-better understanding of how our brains work, why we make the choices we do, and what it takes for us to be at our best. But it hasn’t always been easy to see how to apply these insights in the workplace – until now.

In How to Have a Good Day, Webb explains exactly how to apply this science to our daily tasks and routines. She translates three big scientific ideas into step-by-step guidance that shows us how to:

  • Set better priorities
  • Make our time go further
  • Ace every interaction
  • Be our smartest selves
  • Strengthen our personal impact
  • Be resilient to setbacks
  • Boost our energy and enjoyment.

Every section of the book blends cutting-edge research with road-tested advice and real-world examples from people who have used Webb’s insights to improve their working lives. Through it all, Webb teaches us how to navigate the typical challenges of modern workplaces (from conflict with colleagues to dull meetings and overflowing inboxes) with skill and ease. Whatever your “day job” entails – whether it sees you in an office, a studio, outdoors or at home – How to Have a Good Day firmly delivers on its promise, showing us all how to have a lifetime of good days.

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