- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: Crown Business; First Edition edition (April 11, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1400049660
- ISBN-13: 978-1400049660
- Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 1.4 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 28 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #560,542 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Get Out of Your Own Way: The 5 Keys to Surpassing Everyone's Expectations Hardcover – April 11, 2006
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“A truly inspiring book on winning in a changing world. Filled with fresh insights, bold strategies, and practical tools, this is vital reading for leaders and teams.” —Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness
“Get Out of Your Own Way is truly an inspiration! Combining the latest scientific research with inspiring real-life examples, Robert Cooper shows how you can use five simple tools to recalibrate your brain and become your best self.” —Ken Blanchard, coauthor, The One Minute Manager®
“Get Out of Your Own Way is a book based on Robert Cooper’s strong trust in the further reaches of our human potential. It is a powerful program for anyone aspiring to peak performance in leadership and life.” —Charles Garfield, Ph.D., clinical professor of psychology, University of California Medical School at San Francisco, and bestselling author of Peak Performers and Second to None
“Get Out of Your Own Way is filled with wisdom, practical tools, and fresh ideas.” —Dr. Jim Loehr, CEO, LGE Performance Sciences, and the New York Times bestselling coauthor of The Power of Full Engagement
“An extraordinary, much-needed book! Dr. Cooper provides a pathway for better understanding ourselves and how we can achieve the seemingly impossible. He pinpoints five invaluable keys that are elegantly simple and easy to apply.” —Paula Van Ness, former CEO, Make-A-Wish Foundation; CEO, Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation
About the Author
Robert K. Cooper, Ph.D., is an independent scholar and leadership adviser whose emphasis on neuroscience enables him to provide unique perspectives to the many people and companies he works with. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Other 90% and has advised executives and rising-star leaders in organizations that include 3M, Barclays Bank, BSB Design, Intel, Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation, Navigant Consulting, Northwestern Mutual, and Verizon. His website is RobertKCooper.com.
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That's the primary theme of this great book--although we're no longer faced with the same types of routine threats on our survival, we're living with a brain that helped us survive thousands, tens of and hundreds of thousands of years ago.
And, guess what? That kind of brain can get in our way. Because, as Cooper says, "In adverse circumstances, your brain usually inherently wants you to retreat, lower your expectations, accept less from yourself and your life."
Not so good if you're committed to living your greatest life possible.
The solution? We need to learn more about how our minds work (in positive and negative situations) and then learn how to "get out of our own way"!!! How? That's what the book is all about! As Cooper advises, "you can start switching off the counterproductive parts and start making use of the other parts of your brain that are just waiting to align your best energy and brainpower with your goals, hopes, wishes, dreams and aspirations."
Cooper is one of my favorite authors. This book and his other gem, "The Other 90%" are both fantastic. My strong recommendation: add `em to your collection. Today.
This book has some good ideas and great examples but I find my self easily bogged down in the language and references to other works, journals, etc.
Plus if you've read Psychocybernetics, you'll see many similarities...just more up to date research and case studies.
In short, I still recommend the book but don't expect it to be a single sitting read.