Ardmore, PA (USA), May 2015 - Every organization is impacted daily by our VUCA world (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous). We need new mental models to support rapid, adaptive, and flexible responses to disruptive change. The emerging field of positive psychology, now validated by brain research, exposes why our current practices to organize, motivate, manage, and reward performance are actually destructive.
A new book entitled "YOU! The Positive Force in Change: Leveraging Insights from Neuroscience and Positive Psychology" by Eileen Rogers and Nick van Dam integrates many break-through concepts and research and brings them together in a holistic and powerful manner to propose a roadmap for human excellence. In this compact and appealing book, the authors make the research findings truly accessible and describe in detail how the concepts can be applied by individuals, teams, organizations, and leaders to build dynamic, positive, and engaging results.
Each chapter begins with a compelling experience and discusses how the brain really works - and why this topic is of utmost importance when responding positively. At the end of each chapter, there is a rich, curated resource listing for more exploration and application that includes books, articles, videos, and assessments.
Since rapid change is impacting all of us, we urgently need new approaches to master the moment. The contents of this book should appeal to those who want to transform the quality of their lives and work. Leaders and individuals in all fields of endeavor – business, government, NGOs, religion, education, medicine, psychology, or simply families – should find the research-based tools, techniques, and methods useful and be able to apply them immediately.
All of the royalties from the sale of the book will go to the e-Learning for Kids Foundation.