No matter what you do and what you aim for, you can always improve your performance, be more focused and productive, stay cool under pressure, reduce the length of meetings, and tackle the hardest challenge of all: influencing other people. You can also be a better parent and partner, perhaps even live longer. You can achieve all of that by understanding the role of your brain at work and discovering recent breakthroughs in neuroscience.
“Rock keeps your attention throughout by implementing a narrative conceit involving two people, Paul and Emily, in before-and-after scenarios. Paul and Emily make poor decisions at first, and then later, when they understand better how the brain works, they make better decisions and find more success in the mock situations.”
“Your Brain At Work, by David Rock, helps us understand these strengths and weaknesses and how to take advantage of our brain." Reason for Success
"If you’ve ever wondered how your brain works…literally…,Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Longis a must read. This book, by David Rock, takes you into the physical workings of the brain in a way that anyone will understand." WebPsychology
"if you want to improve your performance in areas such as stress, work life balance, learning new skills, breaking bad habits, achieving goals, motivating others, improving your memory & having great meetings and you prefer an approach that seems more rooted in logic, this will be worth a read." trainingzone
"the book explains a lot about how you react to change, why it’s hard and why introspection on how you react is important. By the act of reading the book, you are performing some of that work you need to facilitate change within yourself."Enigmatic Events
To adapt to the challenges of professional life today, we need to rediscover our entrepreneurial instincts and use them to forge new sorts of careers. Whether you’re a lawyer or doctor or teacher or engineer or even a business owner, today you need to think of yourself as an entrepreneur at
The brain is an amazing thing, easily the most sophisticated information-transfer system on earth, this is because it sends jolts of electricity crackling through hundreds of miles of wires composed of brain cells so small that thousands of them could fit into the period at the end of this sentence. You
Six Action Shoes is written by the world-renowned expert on creative thinking and author of the best-selling Six Thinking Hats and Tactics. Six Action Shoes provides a brilliant method of taking control of any business or life situation. No one can be 'perfect' in all situations, but everyone can gain from
Your brain contains roughly 100 billion nerve cells forming anywhere from a trillion to perhaps even a quadrillion connections called synapses. These connections are in a constant, dynamic state of remodeling in response to the world around you. To create a golden age for your brain, you need to use the
This brilliantly simple book on the philosophy known as Asset-Based Thinking, instills success-oriented habits in even the most die-hard cynic. Its transformational lessons--conveyed through unique photographic metaphors and inspiring stories from real people--reveal how the slightest shift in perception can lead to monumental results in both business and in life. ABT
If you ask people where they go when they really need to get work done, very few will respond “the office.” If they do say the office, they’ll include a qualifier such as “super early in the morning before anyone gets in” or “I stay late at night after everyone’s left.”
In Shine, bestselling author, psychiatrist, and ADD expert Edward Hallowell draws on brain science, performance research, and his own experience helping people maximize their potential to present a proven process for getting the best from your people.
Think about your average workday. Do you find it an urgent race that you often lose? Are you falling behind with too many emails flooding in, too many action requests piling up, and too many meetings robbing you of valuable work time? The resulting stress can be intense. And the frustration
“Big data” refers to our burgeoning ability to crunch vast collections of information, analyze it instantly, and draw sometimes profoundly surprising conclusions from it. This emerging science can translate myriad phenomena—from the price of airline tickets to the text of millions of books—into searchable form and uses our increasing computing power
Prioritizing involves imaging and then moving around concepts of which you have no direct experience.
The idea is to get concepts out of your mind and into the world and to save the stage for the most important functions. Minimize energy usage to maximize performance.
Making a tough decision might take thirty seconds when you are fresh and be impossible when you are not.
The mental capacity of your working memory is smaller than you might expect. With so little space available, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and make mistakes.
Constant emailing and text-messaging reduces mental capability by an average of ten points on an IQ test.
One of the most effective distraction-management techniques is simple: switch off all communication devices during any thinking work.
A lot of the distractions we all deal with are internal. The mind likes to wander and strange thoughts pop into awareness at odd moments.
You don’t have much ability to intervene in the signals sent out by your brain. But you have the ability to choose whether to act on an impulse or not.
Staying focused requires learning not just to switch off your cell phone, the harder part is learning to inhibit impulses as they arise.
Businesses everywhere face this kind of problem: success isn’t possible without changing the day-to-day behavior of people throughout the company. But changing behavior is hard, even for individuals, and even when new habits can mean the difference between life and death. So what about changing the way a whole organization behaves?