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Your brain at work : strategies for overcoming distraction, regaining focus, and working smarter all day long / David Rock.

By: Rock, David.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [New York] : Harper Business, c2009Edition: 1st ed.Description: xiv, 288 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780062312822 (pbk.).Subject(s): Success in business -- Psychological aspects | Brain | Distraction (Psychology)DDC classification: 658.4092019 ROC Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Act I: Problems and decisions Scene 1: The morning email overwhelm Scene 2: A project that hurts to think about Scene 3: Juggling five things at once Scene 4: Saying no to distractions Scene 5: Searching for the zone of peak performance Scene 6: Getting past a roadblock Intermission: Meet the director Act II: Stay cool under pressure Scene 7: Derailed by drama Scene 8: Drowning amid uncertainty Scene 9: When expectations get out of control Act III: Collaborate with others Scene 10: Turning enemies into friends Scene 11: When everything seems unfair Scene 12: The battle for status Scene 13: When other people lose the plot Scene 14: The culture that needs to transform Encore.
Summary: "Meet Emily and Paul, the parents of two young children. Emily is a newly promoted executive in a large corporation, while Paul has his own business as a 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. For them, just staying ahead of the storm has become a seemingly insurmountable task. In this book, we travel inside the brains of Emily and Paul as they attempt to sort the vast quantities of information they're presented with and figure out how to prioritize, organize, and act on it. Fortunately for Emily and Paul--and for readers of Your Brain at Work--they're in good hands: David Rock knows how the brain works--and more specifically, how it works in a work setting. Your Brain at Work explores: Why your brains feels so taxed, and how to take full advantage of your 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 with others more effectively; Why providing feedback is so difficult, and how to make it easier; How to effectively change other people's behavior. Rock shows how it's possible not only to survive in today's overwhelming work environment but to succeed in it--and still feel energized at the end of the day, with a sense of accomplishment."--Publisher's website.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-271) and index.

Act I: Problems and decisions
Scene 1: The morning email overwhelm
Scene 2: A project that hurts to think about
Scene 3: Juggling five things at once
Scene 4: Saying no to distractions
Scene 5: Searching for the zone of peak performance
Scene 6: Getting past a roadblock
Intermission: Meet the director
Act II: Stay cool under pressure
Scene 7: Derailed by drama
Scene 8: Drowning amid uncertainty
Scene 9: When expectations get out of control
Act III: Collaborate with others
Scene 10: Turning enemies into friends
Scene 11: When everything seems unfair
Scene 12: The battle for status
Scene 13: When other people lose the plot
Scene 14: The culture that needs to transform
Encore.

"Meet Emily and Paul, the parents of two young children. Emily is a newly promoted executive in a large corporation, while Paul has his own business as a 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. For them, just staying ahead of the storm has become a seemingly insurmountable task. In this book, we travel inside the brains of Emily and Paul as they attempt to sort the vast quantities of information they're presented with and figure out how to prioritize, organize, and act on it. Fortunately for Emily and Paul--and for readers of Your Brain at Work--they're in good hands: David Rock knows how the brain works--and more specifically, how it works in a work setting. Your Brain at Work explores: Why your brains feels so taxed, and how to take full advantage of your 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 with others more effectively; Why providing feedback is so difficult, and how to make it easier; How to effectively change other people's behavior. Rock shows how it's possible not only to survive in today's overwhelming work environment but to succeed in it--and still feel energized at the end of the day, with a sense of accomplishment."--Publisher's website.

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