Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long Hardcover – Oct 6 2009
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“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.” (Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People)
“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.” (Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business and University Professor, University of Southern California and author of On Becoming a Leader)
“This book will improve how you workby showing you how your brain works!” (Marshall Goldsmith, author of What Got You Here Won't Get You There)
“Rock makes the science of your mind accessible and relevant.” (Daniel Akst, Fortune Small Business)
“Rock deserves an ovation for his writing and direction.” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
“Rock makes the science of your mind accessible and relevant.” (Fortune Small Business)
“…highly informative look at the way our minds work at work.” (St. Paul Pioneer Press)
About the Author
David Rock is a consultant and leadership coach who advises corporations around the world. The author of Coaching with the Brain in Mind, Quiet Leadership, and Personal 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 CIMBA and the cofounder of the NeuroLeadership Institute and Summit. He lives in Sydney, Australia, and New York City.
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By offering clear descriptions of the ways our minds likely are guiding our behaviours as well as how they could or should be doing so, we gain tremendous insights on how to design and implement different routings between the myriad of 'cues' and the hoped-for 'rewards' that ensue. While the remedies are far from easy and require some serious effort the outcomes are more than worth the investment.
This should be required reading for every person at the thresh-hold of their adult life. Dr Rock is to be commended.
Ok, so let's start with one of the oldest most clichéd metaphors out there: your brain is a computer. It's a good one. Our brain can save, store, and interpret, and manipulate terabytes of data per day. It takes in and saves audio files, visuals at super high res, tons of systems, names, trivia, thousands of words, in multiple languages, all interlinked for instant access. But we find the brain so much more powerful and creative than actual Personal computers (and even super-computers), that we make the fatal mistake of assuming that our brains can do anything. They can't, mostly because of evolution.
You see, we took tens of thousands, if not millions of years to evolve into the current homo-sapien brain. But in just the last 30 years of 'Computing Evolution': the computer industry has exploded with innovation in both hardware and software: modern PC's are getting faster and more capable every year. Meanwhile, our brains are pretty much the same as they were 100,000 years ago. It turns out our brains are like your 5 year old Dell laptop that keeps freezing up whenever we have more than five programs running: we suck at multitasking. And yet, Multitasking has been a buzzword for years now. Ever since we got hooked on emails, text messages and Instant messaging clients, we've convinced ourselves that we're really working at 100% capacity. We're not. We're just bouncing from one stimuli to the next.Read more ›
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Bought this book. Didn't read it though. And now I can't find it :(Published 11 months ago by Leslie
Good info but not written in the most 'readable' style. I learned to scan where scanning is all that is required, and read where the sections are more useful.Published 12 months ago by Kamazano
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