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Business Book Extract: Hardwired Humans

By Andrew O'Keeffe
Leadership is easier when you understand the nine instincts that still drive human behaviour. Hardwired Humans shares a practical framework that helps makes sense of human behaviour and allows leaders to manage more effectively.

Business Book Extracts | Hardwired Humans

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With the Industrial Revolution only 250 years ago, we left our hunting, gathering and village societies to work in offices and factories. However, we did not leave behind the instincts of social interaction we inherited from our ancestors.

The behaviour that ensured our survival on the savannah plains of Africa causes tremendous challenges in today's workplace. Yet an understanding of instinctive behaviour also provides solutions to the challenges that leaders commonly face.

Learn how the instincts of clan connections, hierarchy, gossip, politics, snap judgements, status displays and sexual competition continue to drive modern office interactions just as they have driven human interaction for millennia.

This actionable framework will bring you back to the basics of human nature and guide you down the path to effective leadership in the 21st century. 

Business Book Extracts | Hardwired Humans


About Andrew O'Keeffe 

Andrew O'Keeffe

Andrew O'Keeffe is the author of Hardwired Humans and The Boss. He is an associate of three of Australia's leading business schools.

Andrew's background is in senior HR roles with IBM, Cable & Wireless Optus, SKM and Hewitt Associates. He studied Economics and Industrial Relations at The University of Sydney and started his career in industrial relations in the mining and manufacturing industries.

In 2011, as he did in 2008, Andrew joined with the chimpanzee expert Dr Jane Goodall when she was in Australia to speak to business audiences about the implications of our social instincts for leadership of organisations.

Andrew's business, Hardwired Human's services include; Leadership development programs to help leaders lead humans effectively, Change management consulting to apply human instincts to change, Educational workshops for HR professionals so HR knows what will work and what won't and Keynote presentations on the leadership implications of our 9 human instincts.

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