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A masterpiece, and tight to the core, Play Your Brain is essential reading for all leaders and managers who want to orchestrate their employees and organisations to become highly self-regulated. One of those books you must have-- Tobias Kiefer, Head of Global Learning & Development, Booz & Company

How do you acquire the readiness to change that is so sought after in today's business environment but also so hard to achieve without the nearly insurmountable effort and cost of change programmes and course activity? Play Your Brain shows you how. If playing certain keys does not deliver change! If you feel stuck on a key change! If your melody goes out of tune change! Thus readiness to change and a flexible mindset become a natural part of your approach to life and business. An engaging and very approachable book for any layer of an organisation-- Henriette Kistrup, Supply Chain Director, Carlsberg UK

A pioneer work in the emerging field of applied neuroscience, Play Your Brain likens the brain to a jazz band in its capacity to improvise and make new connections. The authors show how to maximise its enormous potential, through immensely thoughtful, practical and brain-based suggestions. Highly recommended!-- Paul T. Brown, Visiting Professor in Organisational Neuroscience, London South Bank University

Play Your Brain convincingly demonstrates how to strengthen your results by adopting a musical mindset. A must-buy for anyone working in ever-changing environments, and aiming to deliver out-of-the-box performance-- Alex Myers, President & CEO, ArjoHuntleigh

This book humanises science, by exploring how things work in relation to how we work. The brain as jazz band is a delightful analogy a collection of cells that plays and improvises in harmony-- Stephen Hough, classical pianist, composer & writer

Play Your Brain makes clear how everyone can gain from approaching life and goals in musical ways. The inspirational potential of this book is immense-- Morten Zeuthen, Professor, Royal Danish Academy of Music

Play Your Brain will help readers succeed in both life and career-- Yi-Yuan Tang, Professor of Neuroinformatics, Dalian University of Technology

Play Your Brain is like a wise friend offering tools for acting in useful ways and staying on top of situations-- Lisbet Thyge Frandsen, Group Senior Vice President, Grundfos Management

Play Your Brain offers refreshing, new insight into how we can all grow and adapt, breaking the habits that hold us back-- Paul Satti, Managing Director, Novozymes Malaysia

Two very strong authors and an immensely important challenge: How may I understand myself better and become more skilled in reaching my goals? Anette Prehn and Kjeld Fredens have written a very inspiring and useful book that will turn your brain into a co-player --Steen Hildebrandt, Professor of Management Studies, Aarhus University

How do you acquire the readiness to change that is so sought after in today s business environment but also so hard to achieve without the nearly insurmountable effort and cost of change programmes and course activity? Play Your Brain shows you how. If playing certain keys does not deliver change! If you feel stuck on a key change! If your melody goes out of tune change! Thus readiness to change and a flexible mindset become a natural part of your approach to life and business. An engaging and very approachable book for any layer of an organisation- Henriette Kistrup, Supply Chain Director, Carlsberg UK

This book humanises science, by exploring how things work in relation to how we work. The brain as jazz band is a delightful analogy a collection of cells that plays and improvises in harmony- Stephen Hough, classical pianist, composer & writer

Play Your Brain makes clear how everyo --Lisbet Thyge Frandsen, Group Senior Vice President, Grundfos Management

How do you acquire the readiness to change that is so sought after in today s business environment but also so hard to achieve without the nearly insurmountable effort and cost of change programmes and course activity? Play Your Brain shows you how. If playing certain keys does not deliver change! If you feel stuck on a key change! If your melody goes out of tune change! Thus readiness to change and a flexible mindset become a natural part of your approach to life and business. An engaging and very approachable book for any layer of an organisation- Henriette Kistrup, Supply Chain Director, Carlsberg UK

This book humanises science, by exploring how things work in relation to how we work. The brain as jazz band is a delightful analogy a collection of cells that plays and improvises in harmony- Stephen Hough, classical pianist, composer & writer

Play Your Brain makes clear how everyone can gain from approaching life and goals in musical ways. The inspirational potential of this book is immense- Morten Zeuthen, Professor, Royal Danish Academy of Music

Play Your Brain will help readers succeed in both life and career--Yi-Yuan Tang, Professor of Neuroinformatics, Dalian University of Technology ----Yi-Yuan Tang, Professor of Neuroinformatics, Dalian University of Technology

Two very strong authors and an immensely important challenge: How may I understand myself
better and become more skilled in reaching my goals? Anette Prehn and Kjeld Fredens have written a very inspiring and useful book that will turn your brain into a co-player-- Steen Hildebrandt, Professor of Management Studies, Aarhus University

Play Your Brain offers refreshing, new insight into how we can all grow and adapt, breaking the habits that hold us back-- Paul Satti, Managing Director, Novozymes Malaysia

Play Your Brain is like a wise friend offering tools for acting in useful ways and staying on top of situations --Lisbet Thyge Frandsen, Group Senior Vice President, Grundfos Management

About the Author

Anette Prehn is an award-winning trainer, leadership consultant, thinker, public speaker, sociologist (M.A.), and professional certified coach (International Coach Federation). Specialising in how to apply the insights of neuroscience to human interaction, resultoptimisation and change, Anette has worked with executives, managers, and teams in numerous organisations, and is also a guest lecturer at Copenhagen Business School. She has published two books in Danish. In 2009, Anette was awarded the title Trainer of the Year (Leadership/Coaching) by Confex. Kjeld Fredens is a medical doctor, independent brain researcher, thinker, innovator and highly sought-after public speaker. He has worked in the field of neurobiology for more than 35 years, and has been associate professor of neurobiology (brain research) at the University of Aarhus, director of research and development at a rehabilitation centre, principal of a teacher-training college, and editor of the Danish magazine, Cognition & Education. He is an adviser of competence and recipient of the FTF Culture Prize. His special interests are the actions and mental processes that lead to learning, innovation and co-operation. Kjeld has written eight books.
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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Corp/Ccb (January 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9814328588
  • ISBN-13: 978-9814328586
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.7 x 6.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,578,863 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A down-to-earth guide to making the most of your brain! Great insights and tools structured in a rather unusual manner (8 keys on an "inner piano"). Often books like this claim that "Just follow step 1, 2 and 3 - then you will be happy". Play Your Brain is different. The authors invite you to be a co-creator of the book - diving into the parts that appeal to you the most... a very respectful way of communicating with readers. I particularly like the chapters on Values and Perception.
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Inscribed in a book to Winston Churchill, Mark Twain wrote "To be good is noble; but to show others how to be good is nobler. "Play Your Brain" is good, indeed. It is much more than a self-help book: it brings neuroscience into the realm of humanity. It is a pleasure to read, succinct, drop-dead interesting, positively provoking yet easy to take on board. When you read it, you may well (like me), hear yourself saying, "wow!"

This book shows the reader how the brain works, and how to use its "keys" in order to create new habits and make wise and good decisions. It is the kind of book you will want to return to again and again.

As Mark Twain would have said, this is a 'noble book' that will stand the test of time!
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