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What’s Your Superpower?

What’s Your Superpower?
Ultra Special Senses and You

First Edition
  • Anjana Sen - Consultant and Coach, Emotional Intelligence and Neuroleadership.


December 2019 | 236 pages | SAGE Response

It’s never too early or too late to uncover the superpowers that are hidden inside you.

Using insights from brain research labs, it is possible to sharpen your faculties and empower yourself.
Ultra Special Senses (USSs) are a set of perceptive abilities of the brain—they form the building blocks of superpowers.
In a conversational style, Dr Anjana Sen reveals how strengthening your fifteen USSs can build reserve capacity for coping, increasing resilience and enhancing leadership attributes. Demystifying courage and self-awareness, the author urges you to align with your USSs to bring out the best in you.

Values Are What We Care Deeply About
USS 1: Consciousness and Sense of Self

Being Good at Being Me
USS 2: Sense of Belonging

Can I Belong to a Planet?
USS 3: Sense of Hope aka Faith

Doctor Belief at Work with Nurse Hope
USS 4: Emotion

Chapter 5 Are Bad Experiences Good Teachers?
USS 5: Empathy

Ninjas also Require Emotional Intelligence
USS 6: Pain and Threat Perception

Hurt People ‘Hurt’ People
USS 7: Interoception

Stomach Speaks Louder When I’m Afraid
USS 8: Position and Balance

USS 9: Sense of Passage of Time

USS 10: Sense of Proportion

USS 11: Sense of Fairness

Isn’t it Exhausting to be a Leader!
Higher Brain Level USSs

USS12: Optimism

USS13: Purpose

Is it Useful for a Ninja to Feel Lucky?
USS 14: Power and Control

USS 15: Sense of Humour

Is it Hard to Change an Attitude?
At the Backdrop of All Fifteen USSs

Building Resilience
How to Train a Ninja: Developing Authentic Resilient Leadership

‘Everyone desires to be a good leader. Most of us believe that leadership attributes are abstract and developed mostly from learning, experience and circumstances. Dr Anjana Sen has delved into a new approach and rationale, based on neuroscience inputs. She conveys that Ultra Special Senses of the brain contribute much to the development, strengthening and prioritization of leadership attributes in a person.

Dr Sen explains attributes of a person in a practical, easy-to understand dialogue with Tan Tan. Two examples are as follows:

• “The presence of hope engenders positive emotions such as courage and thus has a motivational impact on the performance of a person.”

• “Self-worth is the belt which straps values safely in the driver’s seat.”

What’s Your Superpower? Ultra Special Senses and You is a path-breaking narrative for better understanding and imbibing leadership traits and qualities. A self-help for aspiring leaders and those interested in this important subject.’ 

General Ved Prakash Malik,
PVSM, AVSM, Former Chief of Staff of the Indian Army

‘In today’s world of flux, all of us are constantly juggling various aspects of our lives and wishing for balance. There are many books which are written with the aim of helping us to discover within ourselves how to tackle and deal with our varied emotions. Anjana Sen with her latest book What’s Your Superpower? takes readers through a discovery of Ultra Special Senses, all of 15, within each of us to help deal with different situations in life. Since she is from a medical background and her interests include research around neurosciences, the same is reflected in her book to help us make connections. What helps to lighten the scientific aspects is the introduction of Tan Tan (illustrated by her) who is a reflection of the reader in situations we can relate to. The conversations between the author and Tan Tan make those parts endearing. Those interested in the connection of neurosciences and emotions will find plenty of it in this book.’

Bipasa Mukherjee,
Special Education Consultant, Anandniketan School, Ahmedabad, India, and Chittagong, Bangladesh

‘At the time when the youth is increasingly grappling with questions of identity, self-worth and the purpose of life, this book comes as a much-needed tool to help them find an enhanced sense of self and belongingness. This book will encourage its readers to delve more into their inner self and explore their thoughts and emotions. It will be a journey that would make you a more confident and resilient person!’

Dr Sanjay Chugh,
Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, New Delhi

‘A brilliantly simplified text, detailing complex concepts of the subconscious and conscious states of mind at play in our development of self-worth, resilience and leadership qualities. With a firmly rooted background in neuroscience, the author gives very astute insights into our Ultra Special Senses and allows us to analyse ourselves very subtly. By the time we have absorbed one concept and applied it to ourselves, we notice ourselves smiling and turning the page.

A must-read book for those aspiring to be in leadership roles, and also those attempting to understand and influence human behaviour.

Dr Anjana Sen makes an extremely credible and intelligent effort to introduce us to wisdom, through understanding of concepts that govern our mind and influence social interactions. This book emerges as an understated, elegant, scientific guide to recognition and development of an ultra-special sensitivity towards fellow beings.

Advantage humanity!’

Dr Geeti Chadha,
Neurologist and Clinical Neurophysiologist, Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital, Kuwait University

‘Anjana straddles neuroscience and the psychology of wellness effortlessly, making this book an invaluable self-help guide for aspiring leaders. The easy conversational flow with Tan Tan enhances understanding of USSs with lots of insightful pointers to practise in daily life. For millennials struggling to cope with rejection, even relevance, in an increasingly digital world, the timing of What’s Your Superpower? is indeed opportune.’

Jyotirmoy Bose,
Organization Transformation Therapist and Leadership Coach, Delhi NCR
Key features

• Presents fifteen ultra-special senses and explains how to develop them for positive health.
• Shows how to develop ‘Neuroleadership’ through intentional  brain training and self-development
• Breakdowns these ultra-special senses through engaging dialogues between the author and an imaginary character Tan tan, a young Buddhist monk.
• Shows how ‘Neuroleadership’ leads to enhanced teamwork, trust, reduction in conflict and building resilience.
• Offers real life examples from author’s experience as a life coach.
• Includes mental activities and case studies.

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ISBN: 9789353286132

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