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Four seconds : all the time you need to stop counter-productive habits and get the results you want

Bregman, Peter. (Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library BF 637 .S4 B744 2015 30775305489552 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780062372413 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 0062372416 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780062372420 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0062372424 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: print
    x, 258 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Pt. 1. change your mental defaults -- Four seconds : Pause, breathe, course correct -- Why the pinto blew up : Rethink goal setting -- Byron's real problem : Commit to following through -- My first TEDx talk : Ditch the urge to be perfect -- It finally felt like mine : Trust yourself first -- Nothing helped my tennis elbow : Stand back and do nothing -- Everything is amazing and no one is happy : Accept reality. Change expectations. -- The value of drinking tea : Make time for rituals -- Before slipping the kayak into the water : Prepare every day -- A lesson from my wireless router : Reset yourself -- This is what it feels like to... : Stop performing. Start experiencing. -- "I have no time to think" : Invest in unfocused focus -- Why I returned my iPad : Embrace boredom -- Dorit's first-grade classroom : Ignore the inner critic -- Carlos's double whammy : Reclaim your sweet spot -- House rock rapid : Imagine the worst -- Turn the boat toward the wind : Be prepared with a process, not a solution -- Pt. 2. Strengthen your relationships -- A lesson from my mother-in-law : Prioritize relationships -- The hardest part is after the speech : Show people who you truly are -- He broke up with her in a text : Don't let the package distract you from the message -- I want to be like you when I'm seventy-seven : Choose to be inspired by people -- A lesson from my mother : Refuse to write someone off -- The inescapable parking ticket : Walk away from an argument -- Don't blame the dog : Take the blame instead -- Hardware stores don't sell milk : Learn other people's rules of engagement -- Sophia's first powder day : Meet people where they are -- It was a long shot : Become a great receiver -- A false start gets you disqualified : Empathize first. Help them feel better later. -- It's not about the shampoo : Listen for the unspoken -- My best birthday ever : Give the gift of appreciation -- Getting a free upgrade to first class : Appeal to people's generosity -- Why Tim didn't get the promotion : Don't skip your thank-yous -- No : Establish boundaries with others -- Towing our neighbor's son's car : Ask questions. Don't attack back. -- Pt. 3. Optimize your work habits -- Hair salon leadership : Keep your cool -- George Washington vs. Super Bowl I : See individuals individually -- Complaining with complainers : Neutralize negativity -- The training wheels had to come off : Let people fail - or almost fail -- Are you ready to be a leader? : Support others' success -- Who deserves credit for a great movie? : Share the glory -- The chef who didn't get it : Take responsibility for your colleagues' work -- I've got too much to do... : Offer to do other people's work -- The day the distribution centers were full : Focus on outcome, not process -- Don't bet on winning the lottery : Zero in on what matters to the organization -- Ron drones on and on : Be helpful instead of nice -- "Actually, there is something..." : Accept the gift of criticism -- Crying about a gift : Create a safe space for yourself and others -- I don't miss a thing : Stop checking e-mail -- The no-PowerPoint rule : Embrace the informal meeting -- The pea haters who ate like pea lovers : Tell stories to get others to change -- How Jori lost eighty pounds : Forget willpower, restructure your environment.
Summary, etc.: "How can we be most effective and productive in a world that moves too fast and demands so much of us? In [this book], Peter Bregman shows that the answer is to pause for as few as four seconds--the length of a deep breath--to replace bad habits and reactions with more productive behaviors ... Bregman reveals some of our most common counter-productive tendencies and describes counter-intuitive strategies for acting more intentionally, including: why setting goals can actually harm your performance, how to use strategic disengagement to recover focus and willpower, why listening--not arguing--is the best strategy for changing someone's mind, how taking responsibility for someone else's failure can actually help you succeed"--
Subject: Self-actualization (Psychology)
Distraction (Psychology)
Decision making
Decision Making
Self Concept
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