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About Olivia Fox Cabane
Olivia Fox Cabane has lectured at Stanford, Yale, Harvard, MIT, the Marine Corps War College and the United Nations. As keynote speaker and executive coach to the leadership of Fortune 500 companies, she helps people become more persuasive, influential, and inspiring.
In addition to being a columnist for Forbes and The Huffington Post, Olivia is often featured in media such as The New York Times, Bloomberg or BusinessWeek. She has been profiled in The Wall Street Journal as well as NPR’s Marketplace show.
Olivia was previously Director of Innovative Leadership for Stanford's StartX program; her course at Berkeley’s Business School was so popular that university staff had to guard the entrance to ensure that only the students admitted to that course gained entrance. Her first book, The Charisma Myth, published by Penguin/ Random House, went into second printing before it even launched.
Olivia has both French and American nationalities and is fluent in 4 languages; her books have been translated into 25 languages and she was the youngest person ever to have been appointed Foreign Trade Advisor to the French Government.
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For the first time, science and technology have taken charisma apart, figured it out and turned it into an applied science: In controlled laboratory experiments, researchers could raise or lower people's level of charisma as if they were turning a dial.
What you'll find here is practical magic: unique knowledge, drawn from a variety of sciences, revealing what charisma really is and how it works. You'll get both the insights and the techniques you need to apply this knowledge. The world will become your lab, and every person you meet, a chance to experiment.
The Charisma Myth is a mix of fun stories, sound science, and practical tools. Cabane takes a hard scientific approach to a heretofore mystical topic, covering what charisma actually is, how it is learned, what its side effects are, and how to handle them.
The creative mode in your brain is like a butterfly. It's beautiful and erratic, hard to catch and highly valued as a result. If you want to capture it, you need a net. Enter the executive mode, the task-oriented network in your brain that help you tie your shoes, run a meeting, or pitch a client. To succeed, you need both modes to work together--your inner butterfly to be active and free, but your inner net to be ready to spring at the right time and create that "aha!" moment. But is there any way to trigger these insights, beyond dumb luck?
Thanks to recent neuroscience discoveries, we can now explain these breakthrough moments--and also induce them through a series of specific practices. It turns out there's a hidden pattern to all these seemingly random breakthrough ideas. From Achimedes' iconic moment in the bathtub to designer Adam Cheyer's idea for Siri, accidental breakthroughs throughout history share a common origin story. In this book, you will learn to master the skills that will transform your brain into a consistent generator of insights.
Drawing on their extensive coaching and training practice with top Silicon Valley firms, Cabane and Pollack provide a step-by-step process for accessing the part of the brain that produces breakthroughs and systematically removing internal blocks. Their tactics range from simple to zany, such as:
· Imagine an alternate universe where gravity doesn’t exist, and the social and legal rules that govern it.
· Map Disney’s Pocahontas story onto James Cameron’s Avatar.
· Rid yourself of imposter syndrome through mental exercises.
· Literally change your perspective by climbing a tree.
· Stimulate your butterfly mode by watching a foreign film without subtitles.
By trying the exercises in this book, readers will emerge with a powerful new capacity for breakthrough thinking.
Es gibt sie, diese Ausstrahlung, die Menschen zu etwas ganz Besonderem macht, und die ihnen eine magnetische Aura verleiht, der sich niemand entziehen kann. Aber: Charisma ist keine naturgegebene Eigenschaft, über die nur ein paar Auserwählte verfügen.
Man kann es sich aneignen wie andere Fähigkeiten auch und damit sein Leben von Grund auf verändern. Olivia Fox Cabane erläutert im Detail, wie man sich mit Worten, Gesten und Mimik präsentiert, um seine Wirkung auf andere Menschen zu optimieren und nachhaltig Eindruck zu hinterlassen. Seit vielen Jahren analysiert sie Methoden aus der Verhaltensforschung und testet sie für ihr Coaching.
Das Resultat ist ihr effektives Training, in dem sie unter anderem erklärt:
-wie man im Gespräch Selbstsicherheit signalisiert,
- wie man besonders intelligent und aufmerksam wirkt,
- wie man souverän in ein konfliktbeladenes Gespräch geht.
Charisma verleiht einem Menschen das gewisse Etwas, durch das er aus der Masse heraussticht. Seien Sie mehr als einer von Vielen – seien Sie etwas ganz Besonderes!