Book Review

Alive At Work: The Neuroscience of Helping Your People Love What They Do

review by Liz Marchant

I had the amazing opportunity to attend a lecture by Dan Cable at London Business School this year with EO. Reading this book was like attending Dan’s class, just without his captivating speaking presence. You can watch Dan talking at TEDx here.

So often, we hear of people who don’t love their work and who can’t wait for the days to end, or the weekends to begin. This book talks about how we can activate our seeking systems, and create interest and curiosity.

I particularly liked the concept of being our best selves more often and focusing on using our strengths.

Quote from the book:

“When we accept the role of helping others find meaning in the place where they spend most of their waking hours and we improve their health, it will give us more meaning and health in our own lives. Or at least that could be the story we tell ourselves.” 

Alive At Work: The Neuroscience of Helping Your People Love What They Do
Daniel M. Cable
Published: 2018