The 'winner effect' is a term used in biology to describe how an animal that has won a few fights against weak opponents is much more likely to win later bouts. Jul 25, - 61 min - Uploaded by Science Gallery Dublin At Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, Profesor Ian Robertson talks about his new book. Feb 4, - 38 min - Uploaded by GAALearning GAA Games Development Conference /
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Editorial Reviews. Review. “A book that will help you understand what makes winners, and what paths to avoid when you get power.” ―MindYourDecisions. com. I was promoted to MD Europe for a. German organisation.. My German colleagues.. Found it difficult that I did not behave as a “real boss”; effectiveness was. The Winner Effect – The science of success and how to use it. Ian Robertson ( ). * * *. Achievers. The eminent Harvard psychologist David McLelland.
Shelves: non-fiction , science The researches and messages of this book on neuroscience and psychology are interesting, but I felt the presentation suffered. I liked that the work included Ireland and UK but I was keener on research experiments carried out on volunteers, than on analysing the words in Tony Blair's speeches. Yet if we are to have leaders, we must elect people capable of doing a job and give them power. The author makes this point at length - perhaps too much so - including stating that all relationships are pow The researches and messages of this book on neuroscience and psychology are interesting, but I felt the presentation suffered. The author makes this point at length - perhaps too much so - including stating that all relationships are power struggles.
Are people like Fred Goodwin born to success, or is it a result of chance and circumstance? Would Ursula M. Why do some people have an enormous drive to win, while others shy away from success and power? What does power do to people — and what about powerlessness? Do success and power make you live longer and better — and if so, why? Is power really an aphrodisiac and if it is, how and why does it have this effect?
The question of winning underpins almost every part of our lives. Who wins is the factor that shapes our lives more completely than anything else. Winning is a drive as powerful as sex, and we all want to win, whether we are aware of it or not.
Think of the ambitions swirling around the desks of any office; consider the emotions and skirmishes surrounding promotion and advancement. In its more naked form, look at the parents howling at the sidelines of the football pitch for the victory of their seven-yearold darlings.
What are they shouting for? And they want it very, very badly. Why do we want to win so badly, and what makes a winner? That is the question that I aim to answer in this book. This is not an abstract question — it is something that everyone should consider h. Whether you are a winner or not, in other words, can depend on your beliefs about winning and these preconceptions can, through biasing of the very firing of your brain cells, act as self-fulfilling prophecies. I will challenge you to examine your own preconceptions about what lies behind your own achievements — or lack of them — and gauge what your own drive to succeed is.
I will also encourage you to explore how you react to success and, more importantly, to failure, along the way explaining how your brain mediates these key aspects of your psychological make-up. Chapter 2 offers another mystery — that of the changeling fish — and asks the follow-up to the question of whether we are born to win: is winning a matter of chance and circumstance?
Ursula M. Burns is at great pains to reject any notions that her achievements at Xerox have anything to do with her gender or background, but would her success been quite so brilliant had she not been given the opportunities of an enlightened employer? Did the positions of status and power she was given by Xerox actually create — or at least kindle — the qualities and abilities that led her to becoming the twentieth most powerful woman in the world? These are the questions that are raised in Chapter 2 and in answering them I will visit the boxing rings of Las Vegas, combat between California mice, and the lower rooms of the Olympic Games.
I will show how indeed the chances of winning are shaped by many things, from home advantage to bodily posture.
What makes a winner? Why do some succeed both in life and in business, and others fail? And why do a few individuals end up supremely powerful, while many remain powerless? Are men more likely to be power junkies than women? The 'winner effect' is a term used in biology to describe how an animal that has won a few fights against weak opponents is much more likely to win later bouts against stronger contenders.
As Ian Robertson reveals, it applies to humans, too. Success changes the chemistry of the brain, making you more focused, smarter, more confident and more aggressive. The effect is as strong as any drug.
Why do a few individuals end up supremely powerful, while many remain powerless? The "winner effect" is a term used in biology to describe how an animal that has won a few fights against weak opponents is much more likely to win later bouts against stronger contenders. As Ian Robertson reveals, it applies to humans, too. Success changes the chemistry of the brain, making you more focused, smarter, more confident, and more aggressive.
The effect is as strong as any drug. And the more you win, the more you will go on to win. But the downside is that winning can become physically addictive. By understanding what the mental and physical changes are that take place in the brain of a "winner," how they happen, and why they affect some people more than others, Robertson answers the question of why some people attain and then handle success better than others.
He explains what makes a winner—or a loser—and how we can use the answers to these questions to understand better the behavior of our business colleagues, family, friends, and ourselves.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Robertson provides a captivating and insightful journey into understanding the mystery of the effects of power on human behavior and thinking.
I really enjoyed it -- it is a must read. Professor Robertson has masterfully synthesized cutting edge social, cognitive, and developmental psychology, as well as neuroscience with fascinating stories of notable people in the public eye to answer this question.
Thoroughly researched and engagingly written by an international scholar, once you begin reading this book it will be difficult to put down. Whatever your profession, this remarkable book will most assuredly resonate with you. He is a member of the Royal Irish Academy and has published over scientific articles in leading journals.
He is also author and editor of ten scientific books, including the leading international textbook on cognitive rehabilitation, and three books for the general reader including Mind Sculpture: Your Brain's Untapped Potential. He is a regular keynote speaker at conferences on brain function throughout the world.
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