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Non-Fiction
Self-Help
Date Published: 6/12/19
Publisher: Peacock Proud Press
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Every day you’re driven nuts by the people around you making common sense errors and irrational decisions. Imagine what life would look like if you didn’t have to waste time and energy dealing with stubborn, clueless, argumentative, defensive, or apathetic coworkers! Thank goodness Eric Bailey translates decades of brain science research into every-day language, helping you break through common communication barriers that will improve every relationship in your life. Whether you work in the executive suite or on the front-line, this book will teach you how to cure the stupidity all around you.
About the Author

 photo DSC_8853-Edit_zpsheri4shf.jpgEric M. Bailey is the President of Bailey Strategic Innovation Group, one of the fastest-growing communication consulting firms in the United States. Eric has a diverse set of experiences that includes helping an NFL player pet a rhinoceros, doing barrel rolls in an F-16, and chatting with LL Cool J on the campus of Harvard University.

Eric’s unique style blends fact and emotion and finds ways to appeal to analytical thinkers, emotional feelers, and everyone in between. Eric has been featured on Huffington Post, Forbes, the Like a Real Boss Podcast and has helped leaders and teams across North America see common problems from new and different perspectives. Eric works with Google Inc., the US Air Force, Los Angeles County, Phoenix PD and many more.
Eric holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Organizational Development from Saint Louis University and is a lifetime learner of human and organizational behavior. When not working or researching, you can find Eric and his wife, Jamie racing on their road bikes, being cheered on by their three children.
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Introduction

“The menace to understanding is not so much ignorance as the illusion of knowledge.”

—Daniel J. Boorstin,

Hidden History: Exploring Our Secret Past

To make sure you are qualified to read this book, let’s start with an exercise in reading comprehension. The italicized paragraph below is comprised of three sentences with six punctuation marks. As you read through it, I would like you to identify the punctuation marks as you react to the message in the sentence. You can identify them by speaking them out loud as if you’re doing voice dictation: “Finally [comma] Eric Bailey delivers . . . of other people [period],” etc.:

Finally, Eric Bailey delivers  us a method of understanding ourselves from the perspective of other people. First we have the fear of failure, the debilitating emotion that comes from not getting something right. But even more powerful is a force that often prevents us from stepping into our fullest potential—the fear of being successful.

Okay, here’s the part where things get interesting. I would like you to read through the sentences again, ignoring punctuation, and simply count the number of f ’s in the paragraph:

Finally, Eric Bailey delivers  us a method of understanding ourselves from the perspective of other people. First, we have the fear of failure, the debilitating emotion that comes from not getting something right. But even more powerful is a force that often prevents us from stepping into our fullest potential—the fear of being successful.

Please look at the list of options and identify which number is the correct answer:

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

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