Synopses & Reviews
How could looking at Monetandrsquo;s water lily paintings help save your company millions? How can checking out peopleandrsquo;s footwear foil a terrorist attack? How can your choice of adjective win an argument, calm your kid, or catch a thief? and#160; Art historian Amy Herman has trained experts from many fields in the art of perception. By showing people how to look closely at images, she enables them to see more clearly, analyze more intelligently, and use seemingly hidden clues to better understand any situation. She has spent over a decade teaching doctors to pay attention to patients instead of their charts, helping police officers separate facts from opinions when describing a suspect, and training professionals from a wide array of fields, including the FBI, the State Department, and the military, toand#160; recognize the most pertinent and useful information. Her lessons highlight far more than the physical objects you may be missing; they teach you to uncover the hidden talents of new employees, and to reduce costly miscommunication among members of a team. and#160; Whether youandrsquo;re an executive who wants to run your company more effectively, a parent who wants to better understand your child, or simply anyone who wants to perceive any situation more clearly, you will see what matters most in a whole new light.
A transformative guide that uses famous artwork to teach readers to be more perceptive, from an instructorand#160;whoandrsquo;s taught FBI interrogators with Matisse, high-powered CEOs with Picasso, and Secret Service agents with Lichtenstein.and#160;
Itandrsquo;s not what you see, itandrsquo;s how you look.and#160;
An engrossing, eye-opening guide to seeingandmdash;and communicatingandmdash;more clearly, from the groundbreaking course that helps FBI agents, cops, CEOs, military Special Forces, ER docs, and others save money, reputations, and livesand#160;
About the Author
AMY E. HERMAN developed and conducts all sessions of The Art of Perception using the analysis of works of art to improve perception and communication. She leads the program nationally for a range of institutions including the New York City Police Department, the FBI, and the Department of Defense, as well as for leaders in education, finance, and policy. She holds an A.B., a J.D., and an M.A. in art history.