UK & COMMONWEALTH 2nd EDITION

Published: January 2017

In How to Have a Good Day, economist and former McKinsey partner Caroline Webb shows readers how to use recent findings from behavioral economics, psychology, and neuroscience to transform our approach to everyday working life. Advances in these behavioral sciences are giving us ever better understanding of how our brains work, why we make the choices we do, and what it takes for us to be smart and savvy. But it’s not always been easy to see how to apply these insights in the workplace – until now. In How to Have a Good Day, Webb explains how three big scientific ideas can help us be at our best every day. She shows us exactly how to apply this science to our plans, tasks and conversations, in step-by-step guidance that allows us to: set better priorities; make the hours go further; turn every interaction into a success; strengthen our personal impact; be resilient in the face of setbacks; and sustain our energy over the course of the day. Webb teaches us how to be at our best under pressure, and gives us specific tools to tackle common work challenges – from conflict with colleagues, to dull meetings and packed inboxes. Filled with stories of people who have used Webb’s insights to boost their job satisfaction and performance at work, How to Have a Good Day is the book so many people wanted when they finished Nudge, Blink and Thinking Fast and Slow, and were looking for practical ways to apply this fascinating science to their own lives and careers. A remarkable and much needed book, How to Have a Good Day firmly delivers on its promise, showing us all how to have a lifetime of good days.

ITALIAN EDITION: Have A Good Day

Published: October 2016

Chissà perché, tendiamo sempre a vedere il lavoro come un male inevitabile, un peso da portarci sulle spalle giorno dopo giorno, mentre contiamo le ore che ci separano dal week-end. Ma se ci fosse un modo per vivere tutto con più piacere e soddisfazione, qualunque sia il nostro impiego? D’accordo, alcune cose non cambieranno mai, ma la buona notizia è che abbiamo molte più possibilità di scelta di quanto crediamo. Basandosi sulle ultime, intriganti scoperte scientifiche sui segreti della mente, Caroline Webb ci aiuta a prendere coscienza dei meccanismi del pensiero e ci insegna a sfruttarli a nostro vantaggio attraverso una serie di tecniche semplici ed efficaci per diventare più efficienti, creativi, costruttivi e resilienti, in ufficio come nella vita privata: un bagaglio prezioso per vedere il lato positivo e lo stimolo giusto in ogni situazione. Per rientrare a casa la sera con la sensazione di aver vissuto davvero una buona giornata.

SPANISH EDITION: Cómo Tener Un Buen Día

Published: September 2016

En este libro, la economista y antigua socia de McKinsey, Caroline Webb, explica a los lectores cómo utilizar los hallazgos recientes de la economía conductual, la psicología y la neurociencia para transformar el enfoque de la vida laboral cotidiana. Webb nos enseña a enfrentarnos a los desafíos de los lugares de trabajo modernos, desde los conflictos con los colegas hasta las reuniones aburridas, pasando por las bandejas de entrada rebosantes, para tener una vida llena de días buenos.

ROMANIAN EDITION: Cum Să Ai O Zi Bună

Published: July 2016

Datorită progresului făcut în domeniul ştiinţelor comportamentale, acum putem înţelege mult mai profund modul în care funcţionează creierele noastre, motivele pentru care facem anumite alegeri şi metodele prin care putem deveni cei mai buni. Până de curând însă, nu a fost la fel de uşor să vedem cum funcționează acest mecanism în lumea reală.

În Cum să ai o zi bună, Caroline Webb explică exact cum să aplicăm informaţiile ştiinţifice în sarcinile și ritualurile noastre zilnice. Autoarea decodifică trei mari idei ştiinţifice într-un ghid care ne arată pas cu pas cum să ne stabilim priorităţile, cum să ne folosim timpul la maximum, cum să ne descurcăm cu brio în orice interacţiune, cum să ne comportăm cât mai inteligent, cum să ne întărim impactul personal, cum să fim rezilienţi în faţa obstacolelor şi cum să ne stimulăm energia şi bucuria. În plus, Caroline Webb ne învaţă cum să navigăm cu graţie şi uşurinţă printre provocările tipice locurilor de muncă moderne, de la conflictele cu colegii, până la şedinţele plictisitoare şi căsuţele de email prea pline.

O carte remarcabilă şi foarte necesară, Cum să ai o zi bună ne oferă instrumentele de care avem nevoie pentru a trăi o viaţă plină de zile bune.

În Cum să ai o zi bună, Caroline Webb, economist, consultant în management şi coach executiv, le arată cititorilor cum să folosească descoperirile recente din domeniul economiei comportamentale, al psihologiei şi al neuroştiinţelor pentru a-şi transforma viaţa profesională.

COMPLEX CHINESE EDITION (TAIWAN)

Published: May 2016

一天過得好不好,不再只是運氣問題。
如何擺脫「上班一條蟲,下班一條龍」的生活方式,把每一天變成最好的一天?

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◆ 已翻譯成十七種語言,在六十國出版。
◆ 「接下來五年,書架上有這本自助書就夠了。」──《好人總是自以為是》作者,強納森‧海德特

經濟學家、前麥肯錫合夥人卡洛琳‧韋伯(Caroline Webb)從行為經濟學、心理學、腦神經科學近日的研究出發,協助讀者改造每日的工作生活。

行為科學的進展讓現代人更加瞭解大腦運作的方式。我們人是如何做出選擇、怎麼樣才能拿出自己最好的一面,現在都有了解釋。不過如何把科學上的發現應用在生活中,有時不是那麼清楚,因此本書跳出來助大家一臂之力。

本書一個步驟、一個步驟教大家把三大科學概念運用在日常生活之中。現代職場有許多常見的挑戰。同事很難搞?開會很無聊?信箱塞爆不知道該怎麼辦?這些問題作者都有解答。只要我們增強活力與個人影響力,排出每件事的輕重緩急,讓一天不只是二十四小時,我們其實可以輕鬆、順利地面對一個又一個難關。此外,平日的人際互動要抓準人性,協助自己、也協助他人克服大腦的當機時刻,一起享受精力充沛的工作生活。

本書舉出真人真事,介紹眾多人士如何靠著作者的建議改善工作滿意度與績效。本書可說是職場版的《推出你的影響力》(Nudge)、《決斷兩秒間》(Blink)與《快思慢想》(Thinking Fast and Slow),協助讀者將引人入勝的科學發現應用在人生與工作上。

誰不希望每天過得開開心心?一天要過得順利,其實有方法,本書協助大家不再被外在的環境牽著鼻子走,活出一生的好日子。

◆ 根據「好日子配方」,遇到危機,該如何保持冷靜?
‧ 貼上「情緒標籤」:事情講出來就沒那麼嚴重了
‧ 拉開一點距離
‧ 問會刺激大腦獎勵系統的問題
‧ 來點腹式呼吸
‧ 不要害怕未知數

作者簡介:

卡洛琳‧韋伯(Caroline Webb),經濟學家、管理顧問與主管教練。過去十五年來,依據行為科學(神經科學、心理學、行為經濟學)的研究結果,協助客戶提振工作效率與工作滿意度。韋伯最初在英格蘭銀行(Bank of England)工作,後來在麥肯錫管理顧問公司(McKinsey & Company)任職十二年,擔任領導力與組織轉變合夥人,接下來又成立「七大轉變」(Sevenshift)公司,提供企業領袖行為科學輔導。她的新書濃縮她過去的顧問經驗,讓讀者也能藉由行為科學的知識改善日常生活品質。文章曾發表於《金融時報》、《紐約時報》、《華盛頓郵報》、《經濟學人》、《富比士雜誌》。目前居於紐約與倫敦。

譯者簡介:

許恬寧,臺大外文系、師大翻譯所畢,現為自由譯者,譯有《我們在閱讀時看到了什麼?》、《蘋果橘子思考術》、《女力時代》、《是你讓工作不一樣》、《重點不在你多優秀,而在你想多優秀》等書。

JAPANESE EDITION

Published: May 2016

マッキンゼーのシニアアドバイザーによる科学的根拠のある仕事術。
行動経済学・脳科学・心理学の最新知識と著者自身のコンサル事例を踏まえ、毎日のパフォーマンスを劇的に高め、心身ともに健康に過ごす方法を幅広く伝授する。
「あふれかえるメールの処理、目標設定の方法、身体の整え方、一番やりたくない仕事から少しでも楽しみを見つける方法」など、日常業務でぶつかる大小さまざまな課題について「まず脳の動きを理解し、脳が快適になることを優先すれば成果が出やすい」という科学的根拠あるビジネスハックを紹介してくれる。

最高の自分を引き出す7つの要素

まず最初に……脳を支える2大システム(熟考vs自動)を活用して

  • 優先順位をつけて1日の方向性を設定する
  • 生産性を高めて時間をもっと有効に使う

すべての仕事において……無意識を支える2大モード(防衛vs発見)を自覚して

  • あらゆる人間関係を最大限に活用する
  • 聡明で、知的で、創造的な自分になる思考力を
  • 言葉や行動の影響力を最大化する

1日を通して……心と身体のループを改善して

  • レジリエンスを高めて問題に賢く対処する
  • 熱意と楽しみを高めるエネルギーを

DUTCH EDITION: Het Recept Voor Een Goede Dag

Published: March 2016

Ons feilbare denken meets Getting things done! Onderzoekers als Kahneman, Pink en Ariely hebben aangetoond dat we beter zouden kunnen denken, beslissen en omgaan met onzekerheid. Maar hoe breng je die wetenschap in de praktijk? Kun je je leven anders inrichten? Caroline Webb werkt al vijftien jaar met wetenschappelijk bewezen effectiviteitsadviezen. Zij verzamelde alle recente kennis op het gebied van psychologie, gedragseconomie en neurologie en schreef op basis daarvan dit praktijkboek. Het staat boordevol tips, adviezen en verklaringen. Het helpt je productiever te werken, gesprekken en samenwerking te verbeteren, scherper te redeneren en meer invloed op je omgeving te krijgen. Het geeft je ook nog adviezen om beter om te gaan met de onvermijdelijke tegenslag. Het recept voor een goede dag is opgebouwd rond de volgende themas:

  • prioriteiten stellen
  • productiviteit
  • relaties onderhouden
  • denken en beslissen
  • beïnvloeden en beïnvloed worden
  • weerbaarheid en veerkracht
  • energie en vitaliteit

UK & COMMONWEALTH 1st EDITION

Published: January 2016

In How to Have a Good Day, economist and former McKinsey partner Caroline Webb shows readers how to use recent findings from behavioral economics, psychology, and neuroscience to transform our approach to everyday working life.

Advances in these behavioral sciences are giving us ever better understanding of how our brains work, why we make the choices we do, and what it takes for us to be smart and savvy. But it’s not always been easy to see how to apply these insights in the workplace – until now.

In How to Have a Good Day, Webb explains how three big scientific ideas can help us be at our best every day. She shows us exactly how to apply this science to our plans, tasks and conversations, in step-by-step guidance that allows us to: set better priorities; make the hours go further; turn every interaction into a success; strengthen our personal impact; be resilient in the face of setbacks; and sustain our energy over the course of the day. Webb teaches us how to be at our best under pressure, and gives us specific tools to tackle common work challenges – from conflict with colleagues, to dull meetings and packed inboxes.

Filled with stories of people who have used Webb’s insights to boost their job satisfaction and performance at work, How to Have a Good Day is the book so many people wanted when they finished Nudge, Blink and Thinking Fast and Slow, and were looking for practical ways to apply this fascinating science to their own lives and careers.

A remarkable and much needed book, How to Have a Good Day firmly delivers on its promise, showing us all how to have a lifetime of good days.

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