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:
- 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.
©2009 David Rock (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
Useful, adaptable, most-read
I can't pick one part of the book that was not useful for busy ppl
this book gives wonderful insight into the ways that we commonly make mistakes in our reactions to situations and it gives helpful advice on how to change the way we handle those situations. i found the format of the book extremely useful where the author gives an example with a typical (yes you are probably doing it this way) response and then revisits the same anecdote with the preferred response. Highly recommended is a bit of an understatement.
the useful advice and understanding gained from listening
he is THE best narrator I have listened to so far. clear, has life in his voice, never annoying
Yes! Extremely helpful and insightful.
Recommending this book to everyone I know. Seriously.
I felt like the narrator's voice is kind of boring and put a lot of stress while listenining.The book is good but I will rate the audio book 3/10
The audio was almost meditative at times. I found it most useful when starting the work day to listen to a section and apply the techniques throughout my day and week when applicable.
The nuances of insight in how we react, what we say and don't say, and at what time is one of the finer points of having successful or failing interactions with the ever interesting human condition. I found that the detailed approach to examples and case scenarios while at times pedantic and plodding, help simplify complex interaction issues that everyone goes through. The backing science behind it all just helped bolster the understanding of how it all ties together to make or break your everyday communications wherever you go...
Perhaps I've read or listened to a few too many of this sort. It was fine but nothing new or rather different. I often listen to audio a few times or check my own notes on books that inspire thought, or new perspective and idea, I began listening to this one again. I didn't, or couldn't. the 3 stars is for effort.
No for the reasons above
Honestly my life changed because of this book...specially the labeling technique helped me leave some unwanted habbits...it was one of the best books i have read on the subject...a big thanks to the author for this masterpiece.
I listened to the book twice...specially the part about how to avoid bad habbits
He was nice...i am not into reading so cant say
Change your life :)
No just tell the author he is a genius :)
A good book, using common examples the author guides you through the minefields of the brain. While the topic is very interesting in general, I somehow found it hard to focus on the not overly enthusiastical voice of the narrator.
It's got some great points about the workings of the brain and points on how to react to different situations. What makes it more interesting is the fact that the auther uses 4 characters - a family and their reaction to real life situations to explain the theories he is presenting.
But the narrator maybe is not the optimal for this kind of book. At least I didn't quite feel as the author was talking to me. The reader reads far to slowly oftentimes I was forgettinge the beginning of the sentence when it ended. Thank goodnes Audible Iphone app has the possibility to select 1 1/2 times speed as 2x sounds funny and strange to listen to.
Educational, insightful, attention-keeping
If only all education used this technique... I'd be the rocket scientist I always knew I could be.
I listened to the story at 1.25 and 1.5 speed, because it's such a long audio and time is precious... but I thought Bob Walter's performance was EXCELLENT. Sounds like he was talking from the heart, not the pages of a book.
Don't be a victim of your brain
HIGHLY recommend the ebook.
The narrator, and to may biological terms.
No, awful narration and voice.
To analize better how to react on certain circumstances.
The information is good, but the narrator makes you go to sleep. Its to much informaticion for an auditobook, with to many biological terms.
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