This book came out in 1989 and is still going strong. It has been translated into 20 different languages. Will help you deal with your employees and coworkers by giving you the keys to understanding the way their brains--and yours--work. Using the metaphor of the dinosaur brain, Sydney and I talk about a whole range of human responses dictated by a part of the human brain sometimes beyond our control. They then show you what to expect from that part of the brain and how to be prepared for it, including such problems as turf battles, reflexive competitiveness, and office courtship. Outlines the rules of Lizard Logic
, and how to use them to your advantage.
HERE ARE SOME READER REVIEWS:
Valuable information about different situations at work, February 10, 1999
Reviewer: Geert Suys (email@example.com) from Belgium
The best book about the social things that happen at work I've read so far. Clearly written, based on the simple principles of 'reptile logic'. I use it as my bible.
An Excellent Remedy For Frustration On The Job, February 9, 1999
Reviewer: A reader from Cincinnati, Ohio
I first read this book in 1990. Over the years I have given my personal copy to a number of co-workers who were having trouble coping with the workplace. I've had to replace my copy several times because they usually "forgot" to give it back. The chapter on the self-destructive nature of anger has served me well in many situations over the yeas. I consider this book a must for my own library.
Excellent realistic explanations of organizational behavior!, July 30, 1998
Reviewer: A reader from Jerusalem, Israel
The book deals with real life situations at work nobody else in the field dares to touch. The authors attitude towards the tough issues in organizational behavior is naturalistic, professional, humorous and buzzword free. Compuslory reading, especially for a young professional who wants to underderstand the implicit - and thus the strongest - micro-rules driving corporate life.
The perfect anecdote to frustration created at the workplace, January 21, 1997
Reviewer: A reader
If you find yourself hating your job, feeling frustrated at work, or you just can't stand someone you work with, give Dinosaur Brains a try. It teaches, with plenty of humor and VERY realistic examples, how to understand what's going on inside those "dinosaur brains" you work with (and your own)