Reading advice: Managing with the Herrmann approach

If management is not as simple as pie, it still starts with “Hello”.

Summary of the book “Manager avec l’approche Herrmann” (Manager with the Herrmann approach)

Navigating from neurobiology to behaviour, that’s what Stéphane Demilly proposes in this instructive and original book.

After presenting the major theories on brain function in a serious and straightforward manner, the author invites us to discover the Herrmann approach.
The four quadrants, cognitive preferences, competence… We learn with a smile, thanks to a writing style that is as well documented as it is sparkling.

The author then leads us to understand the links between these major operating trends and managerial practice. Tell me what kind of cerebral thinker you are, and I’ll tell you what kind of manager you are.
We discover in turn the strengths and weaknesses of each tendency. We learn about ourselves and about each other.

Are you more…

  • Left cortical: logical, precise and realistic?
  • Right cortical: adventurous, curious and fanciful?
  • Left Limbic: organised, reliable and cautious?
  • Right limbic: direct, enthusiastic, empathetic?

Stéphane Demilly shows us that no one tendency is preferable to another, and that managing with a “total brain” is ultimately the best method.

Are you wondering what kind of manager you are and how you can influence your relationship with your team or the way you manage your business? This book could well provide you with the answers!
You can also take our online management test!

The author

Stéphane Demilly is a management lecturer specialising in the Herrmann approach and the concept of brain preferences.

Focus on a chapter of the book

We offer you a focus on a part of the book concerning the “Eight E’s” of the Herrmann model:

  • Expertise
  • Evaluation
  • Exemplarity
  • Commitment
  • Enthusiasm
  • Fulfillment
  • Listening
  • Crew

These values define “total brain” management. In this chapter we learn that management is a function at the crossroads of skills and, contrary to what we may sometimes hear, is not just intuitive. Such skills require work and self-reflection. Being a manager is something you learn, develop and shape.

Would you like to (re)discover your managerial skills? Don’t hesitate to take our online management test!

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