Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long

Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long

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by David Rock
     
 

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Meet Emily and Paul: The parents of two young children, Emily is the newly promoted VP of marketing at a large corporation while Paul works from home or from clients' offices as an independent IT consultant. Their lives, like all of ours, are filled with a bewildering blizzard of emails, phone calls, yet more emails, meetings, projects, proposals, and plans.

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Meet Emily and Paul: The parents of two young children, Emily is the newly promoted VP of marketing at a large corporation while Paul works from home or from clients' offices as an independent IT consultant. Their lives, like all of ours, are filled with a bewildering blizzard of emails, phone calls, yet more emails, meetings, projects, proposals, and plans. Just staying ahead of the storm has become a seemingly insurmountable task.

In this book, we travel inside Emily and Paul's brains as they attempt to sort the vast quantities of information they're presented with, figure out how to prioritize it, organize it and act on it. Fortunately for Emily and Paul, they're in good hands: David Rock knows how the brain works-and more specifically, how it works in a work setting. Rock shows how it's possible for Emily and Paul, and thus the reader, not only to survive in today's overwhelming work environment but succeed in it-and still feel energized and accomplished at the end of the day.

YOUR BRAIN AT WORK explores issues such as:

- why our brains feel so taxed, and how to maximize our mental resources

- why it's so hard to focus, and how to better manage distractions

- how to maximize your chance of finding insights that can solve seemingly insurmountable problems

- how to keep your cool in any situation, so that you can make the best decisions possible

- how to collaborate more effectively with others

- why providing feedback is so difficult, and how to make it easier

- how to be more effective at changing other people's behavior

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Editorial Reviews

Stephen R. Covey
“Simply put, this intriguing book offers fascinating research about the brain’s functions, limitations and capacities, and it teaches us how we can “direct” our own brain chemistry in order to achieve fulfillment and success. Well worth reading and ingesting these skills.”
Warren Bennis
“This is the best, the most helpful, and the brainiest book I’ve read on how the brain affects how, why and what we do and act.”
Marshall Goldsmith
“This book will improve how you work—by showing you how your brain works!”
Daniel Akst
“Rock makes the science of your mind accessible and relevant.”
Fortune Small Business
“Rock makes the science of your mind accessible and relevant.”
St. Paul Pioneer Press
“…highly informative look at the way our minds work at work.”
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
“Rock deserves an ovation for his writing and direction.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061771293
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/06/2009
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
61,614
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

What People are saying about this

Marshall Goldsmith

“This book will improve how you work—by showing you how your brain works!”

Warren Bennis

“This is the best, the most helpful, and the brainiest book I’ve read on how the brain affects how, why and what we do and act.”

Daniel Akst

“Rock makes the science of your mind accessible and relevant.”

Stephen R. Covey

“Simply put, this intriguing book offers fascinating research about the brain’s functions, limitations and capacities, and it teaches us how we can “direct” our own brain chemistry in order to achieve fulfillment and success. Well worth reading and ingesting these skills.”

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