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The ultimate guide to understanding your cognition – and how to enhance your business performance.
● The book draws upon the most recent findings and thinking in the area of cognitive health.
● Drawing on 200 years of physicological research to understand key domains of congnitve health – especially “executive function”, the key to business success.
● Contains 50 practical tips and exercises to help improve your congnition and executive function.
● A breakthrough book for managers and businesspeople of all levels who are seeking greater performance.

AUTHOR

Portrait of Keiron Sparrowhawk photographed for Professional Manager magazine.

        

Keiron Sparrowhawk

Keiron Sparrowhawk is a former neuroscientist and founder and CEO of MyCognition, a consultancy that specializes in improving the cognitive health of managers and executives.

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