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

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

byDavid Rock

Hardcover | October 6, 2009

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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

David Rock is a consultant and leadership coach who advises corporations around the world. The author ofCoaching with the Brain in Mind,Quiet Leadership, andPersonal Best, he is the CEO of Results Coaching Systems, a leading global consulting and coaching organization. He is on the advisory board of the international business school CI...
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Title:Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All…Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.01 inPublished:October 6, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061771295

ISBN - 13:9780061771293

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read! This book is mandatory reading for anyone in managemnt or leadership roles in organizations. Feeling overwhelmed at work - read this book and you will understand why, from the viewpoint of your brain. David Rock ties together current neuroscience and critical action that allows each of us to be more effective at what we do. Without understanding how our brain works and the impact on everything we think and do, precious hours and years are wasted. Not only is it a "must read" it is a gift every leader should give to their staff. This book is of particular value when approaching large systems transformation projects where staff will be maxed to their limit. Incorporating brain based practices into change decisions supports effective and efficient strategic and tactical plans.
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“…highly informative look at the way our minds work at work.”