No One Understands You and What to Do about It
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About the Author
Heidi Grant, PhD, is a social psychologist who researches, writes, and speaks about the science of motivation. She is Global Director of Research & Development at the NeuroLeadership Institute and serves as Associate Director of Columbia's Motivation Science Center. She received her doctorate in social psychology from Columbia University.
"Think you know how you come across? Think again. Using a brilliant combination of stories and science, Heidi Grant Halvorson reveals the gulf between how others perceive us and how we perceive ourselves. But instead of leaving us to lament, she shows us how to contend with this sometimes harsh reality. This is a smart, fascinating, and eminently practical book." Carol S. Dweck, Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology, Stanford University--
"This is a great book. It's important, it's riveting, and it's extremely useful. In fact, it's essential for anyone who wants to thrive in their social or business world." David Rock, Director and CEO, NeuroLeadership Institute--
"Heidi's tone and smarts made this book impossible to put down." Scott Barry Kaufman, Scientific Director, Imagination Institute, Positive Psychology Center, University of Pennsylvania--
"Despite your best intentions, your perceptions of people are a mirage, contaminated by your past experiences, needs, and desires. This book will help you see yourself and others accurately--perhaps for the first time." Art Markman, Annabel Iron Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin; author, Smart Thinking and Smart Change--
"Heidi Grant Halvorson explores the fascinating research on personal perception. Not only will this book help you to present yourself more effectively, it will also allow you to see the people around you more accurately." Peter Bregman, CEO, Bregman Partners; author, 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done--
"There are so many good reasons to read this book. It's smart. It's insightful. It's helpful. But the best reason might just be that it's fun. Heidi Grant Halvorson is a great writer--wise, knowledgeable, and charming at the same time. I found myself laughing while I was learning." Nilofer Merchant, author, 11 Rules for Creating Value in the Social Era--
"There is deep power in knowing how to have people see you as only you are." David Burkus, author, The Myths of Creativity--
"Being an authentic leader means being perceived authentically. Halvorson masterfully combines research and story to outline why we're misunderstood and how to be seen for who we really are." Adam Grant, Class of 1965 Chaired Professor of Management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; New York Times bestselling author, Give and Take--
"This is a code book for deciphering one of the great riddles of life: why don't others see us as we see ourselves? With fascinating facts and memorable examples, renowned psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson shows us the path to making a better impression on others while maintaining a sense of integrity." Robert I. Sutton, Professor of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University; author, The No Asshole Rule--
"The best book ever written on why it is so difficult for us humans to communicate with others and what we can do about it. I was blown away by the masterful weave of stories, rock-solid evidence, and, especially, advice that I can use right now to get my message across without confusing or pissing off the other people in my life."