Summary of Your Brain at Work

Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long

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Your Brain at Work book summary
Understanding how your brain works can help you boost your mental processes, improve your focus and cope with stress.


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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.


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The market demands that you become a knowledge worker, and rewards you most for staying focused and creative. Yet emails, social media messages and endless entertainment options make today the most distracting time in history. You can’t change the world, but you can...
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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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    Timothy Harrell 8 months ago
    An 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.
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    RakeshPani Kolakonda 2 years ago
    Art of Thinking explained on Stage !
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    Javier Rodero Roldán 2 years ago
    I recommend read this book!
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    Kimberly Wallace 2 years ago
    This was interesting and a bold statement about how electronics become a barrier to our positive relationship building and ability to maintain healthy social skills.
    Thank you!

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