Neuroscience for Project Success: why people behave as they do

Neuroscience for Project Success: why people behave as they do, the latest book from Carole Osterweil and the Association for Project Management is available for pre-order here.

Imagine understanding how the brain works. What if you knew what drives emotions, behaviours and decision making – in you and others? If all actions were informed by knowing why people behave as they do, how would it impact project success?

About Neuroscience for Project Success: why people behave as they do

Carole brings the magic of brain science into the reality of teamwork and projects using examples from real project professionals and explanations from some of the foremost brain, behavioural and social scientists.

This book takes the project professional into the science and practice of brain science on projects. It also creates a framework of practices and behaviours that will help any project team perform to a higher level and experience greater wellbeing.

 

Reviews of Neuroscience for Project Success: why people behave as they do

 

“The difference between success and failure is always ‘the people stuff’. Most of us don’t understand why people behave as they do as individuals and, crucially, as teams. We know that stressful environments and experiences lead to poor delivery and poor mental health… Carole provides actionable advice, skills, tools and case studies for practical, mindful results.”

Keith Leslie, Chair of Samaritans in UK & Ireland and author of A Question Of Leadership

 

“With this book, Carole brings the magic of brain science into the reality of teamwork and projects using examples from real project professionals and explanations from some of the foremost brain, behavioural and social scientists…

There is how the brain works – or what we know about its workings so far – and understanding what that looks and feels like for us in groups, teams, families, individually and as societies.

Building on the content in her first book, Project Delivery, Uncertainty and Neuroscience: A Leader’s Guide to Walking in Fog, Carole has created a framework of practices and behaviors that will help any project team perform to a higher level AND experience higher levels of wellbeing.”

Ruth Pearce, The Project Manager Burnout Coach, Member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Neuro & Behavioral Project Management and author of Be a Project Motivator

 

“There are two facts every project and programme manager should know: 1) managing change is complex; 2) the human brain is the most complex entity in the known universe.  Unfortunately, few people seem to connect these facts – and then they wonder why their change projects fail…This book explains how to practically manage the complexities of human behaviour in a project environment. Read it and deliver!”

Stephen Carver, Speaker in Change and Crisis Management at Cranfield University School of Management.

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