Primal Teams

Harnessing the Power of Emotions to Fuel Extraordinary Performance

 Primal Teams

Author: Jackie Barretta
Pub Date: October 2014
Print Edition: $24.95
Print ISBN: 9780814434413
Page Count: 240
Format: Hardback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814434420

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"Primal Teams provides excellent strategies for tapping the power of emotions to achieve great team results. Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience, Barretta provides put-it-to-work-now advice that will enhance any team's skills, with special emphasis on boosting innovation and creativity. Every team player and leader should add this book to their must-read list." -- Marcia Hughes, author of The Emotionally Intelligent Team

Old School leaders and managers expect workers to set aside their emotions when they walk into the office. After all, emotions are messy and disturbing and distracting. If we stifle them, we can get the job done so much better. The only problem: That's impossible.

Your people are -- naturally -- going to feel emotionally about the work they're doing. Only by understanding and harnessing the feelings that occur in your team will you be able to accomplish your goals.

Thanks to the latest discoveries in neuroscience and psychology, we know that by stimulating and nurturing optimal emotional states in our team, we can accomplish more than all the management techniques in the world combined. Drawing on the latest research and illustrated with compelling examples, Primal Teams shows how you can leverage the incredible power of group energy to:

Energize primal emotional systems * Spread optimal emotion through skillful communications * Activate insight and intuition * Foster emotional bonds and team spirit * Connect your team to a deeper purpose * Activate the heart as well as the mind * Foster team bonding through intense shared emotion * Use somatic awareness to perceive the emotions of others * Transform fear and negativity * Instill the most optimal emotional state in yourself * And more.

The book uses both real-life stories and hypothetical examples to reveal the innermost workings of the human psyche in the workplace, and provides you with practical tools to evoke helpful emotions in your people, while keeping negative feelings under control. Moving far beyond Emotional Intelligence, Primal Teams shows you how to utilize the incredible power of optimal emotions to arrive at solutions and innovations that can only be achieved through gut feelings rather than logic.

Armed with the array of insights and practical tools in this book, you'll discover how to increase your team's ability tenfold, and inspire an unprecedented level of performance.

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