Summary of Your Brain at Work
YOUR BRAIN AT WORK: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long by David Rock. Copyright © 2009 by David Rock. Published by arrangement with HarperBusiness, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
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Leadership development expert David Rock applies cognitive science to life in the workplace with surprisingly practical results. He explains and applies numerous studies on memory, focus, attention and consciousness. His warnings about people’s mental limits prove direct and sobering. You’ll multitask less after reading his insights – but you’ll achieve more and have a better experience as a result. Some of Rock’s tips may be hard to apply, but your focus will improve as you try to work with them. getAbstract recommends his readable, useful insights on how the brain works, how to improve its function, and how to boost and sustain your ability to focus.
In this summary, you will learn
- How your brain works,
- Why events distract and overwhelm you, and
- What methods you can use to improve your mental functions.
About the Author
Co-founder of the NeuroLeadership Institute and Summit, David Rock wrote Coaching with the Brain in Mind, Quiet Leadership and Personal Best.
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1 month agoLoved seeing socialization (inclusiveness from SCARF). getting into corporate culture as well. It is one of main basic goals of education apart others like capacity enhancement. This will make better place to live for all humans
1 month agoReally nice once,
like this paragraph.
Don’t use rewards and punishments to guide an organization through change. That would send a signal that you’re trying to change people, thus threatening their status. Instead, help them focus on new areas by telling stories or by asking questions that connect them with past successes or that encourage reflection. Establish clear mutual “toward goals” that people want to pursue, rather than “away goals” they want to flee. Review these goals regularly so people stay focused.
4 months agoGreat summary. I highly recommend reading the book as well.
1 year agoAn excellent book which is based on neuroscience rather than just random homespun anecdotes. I've read hundreds of such books and this one's a keeper.
2 years agoArt of Thinking explained on Stage !
3 years agoI recommend read this book!
3 years agoThis was interesting and a bold statement about how electronics become a barrier to our positive relationship building and ability to maintain healthy social skills.
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