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

David Rock (Author)

Release date: October 6, 2009

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 succeed in it-and still feel energized and accomplished at the end of the day.

YOUR BRAIN AT WORK explores issues such as::

Reader comments from

Great book for Knowledge workers!, January 15, 2013 – By Shelley Setliff  

Sad to say the examples in this book could be me! This book provides multiple examples that demonstrate how our brains work, when we use them effectively and when we don't. It also provides the insight that we need to have in order to start evaluating our thought processes, however it doesn't provide ample instruction regarding specific steps to take to stop, evaluate, and shift our thought processes. Knowing we need to isn't enough. David Rock - an idea for a second volume?