Preface. Acknowledgements. Abbreviations. Introduction. Chapter One: The Nature of Our Minds. Part One: Our Mind's Management Committee. Part Two: Emotions: Managing Conflicting Demands. Part Three: Developing our Infrastructure. Part Four: Relationships with Others. Part Five: Unlocking our Potential.
Syed Azmatullah obtained a neuropharmacology PhD in 1983 and went on to lead global transformational change initiatives as a senior manager in the pharmaceutical industry. He pursued interests in executive coaching and psychotherapy at the London Gestalt Centre, The Grove and the Karuna Institute. He is a member of the Association for Coaching and is currently director of Kadak Consulting Ltd.
'This sophisticated yet accessible book elegantly connects the fields of neuroscience, organisational theory, coaching and transformational learning. Using metaphors from organisational life to explain the workings of the brain, coaches and their corporate clients will be able to harness the immense potential of the science of brain functioning and its implications for personal and professional growth. As coaching matures as a profession this book stands to make a significant contribution to sharpening and refining coaching practice, rooted in sound principles derived from the field of neuroscience.'
Simon Cavicchia, Joint Programme Leader MSc Coaching Psychology and MA Psychological Coaching, Metanoia Institute, London
'Executive coaching as an emerging discipline is often perceived as an eclectic blend of multidisciplinary techniques. What is needed is a framework that does justice to the complexities of organisational life and to leadership. Dr Azmatullah's work is precisely that: it provides a pioneering and comprehensive framework which firmly anchors executive coaching in the workings and intricacies of the human mind. The work is timely and comes highly recommended.'
Bernd Leygraf, Consultant Psychotherapist, Director Naos-Institute