In "Your Brain At Work: Strategies For Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long", author David Rock introduces you to Emily and Paul, two people just like you. Emily and Paul are a two professionals who struggle with feeling mentally exhausted at the end of each workday. While Emily is a Vice President for a major corporation and Paul is an independent IT professional, they are also the parents of two young children. This audiobook will take you on a journey inside the brains of these two people to get a closer glimpse at how the vast amount of information Emily and Paul are presented with each day can be managed more easily.
Rock is brilliant when it comes to his valuable instruction for how busy people can handle the insurmountable piles of paperwork, endless phone calls and urgent emails that pass through their minds every day. In Your Brain At Work, you'll learn how to maximize the potential that lies within your mind so that at the end of each day, you won't feel that mental exhaustion you're used to feeling. You'll also learn valuable skills like how to manage in difficult situations so that through the calmness of your mind, you'll make appropriate decisions.
Emily and Paul are great examples of what the untrained human mind deals with during the course of the day. You'll find that you'll quickly identify with them in their struggles, and Rock will help you fix the issues you're facing in your own life.
David Rock developed the term "Neuroleadership" and he is the co-founder of the Neuroleadership Institute, which effectively marries the efforts of neuroscientists and leadership experts to form a new take on science's role in leadership today. Your Brain At Work is just one of his four books, and it quickly rose to become a bestseller following its release in 2009. David is dedicated to using advancements in science to further develop more leaders all around the world.
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 to succeed in it—and still feel energized and accomplished at the end of the day.
Your Brain at Work explores issues such as:
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- 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