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

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
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In Your Brain at Work, David Rock takes readers inside the heads—literally—of a modern two-career couple as they mentally process their workday to reveal how we can better organize, prioritize, remember, and process our daily lives. Rock, the author of Quiet Leadership and Personal Best, shows how it’s possible for this couple, 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.

 

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This is an amazing book ! It addresses so many problems that I've been struggling with for years. "You are not your brain" is the underlying message throughout the whole book. Your brain needs your ... Read full review

Contents

The Morning Email Overwhelm
3
A Project That Hurts to Think About
19
Juggling Five Things at Once
32
Saying No to Distractions
45
Searching for the Zone of Peak Performance
60
Getting Past a Roadblock
72
Meet the Director
87
STAY COOL UNDER PRESSURE
99
The Battle for Status
184
FACILITATE CHANGE
201
When Other People Lose the Plot
203
The Culture That Needs to Transform
220
Encore
240
Further Resources
245
Acknowledgments
247
Notes
249

Drowning amid Uncertainty
119
When Expectations Get Out of Control
137
COLLABORATE WITH OTHERS
153
When Everything Seems Unfair
171
Glossary
273
Index
279
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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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