Ever wonder how your brain works while you’re at work? And, even more importantly, how you can OPTIMIZE how your brain works while you work? If so, this is the book for you.
David Rock is a leading business consultant and author who spent years interviewing dozens of leading neuroscientists while researching the neuroscience of work. This book is the fruit of his labor. It’s fantastic. (Get a copy .)
Dan Siegel wrote the forward (see Notes on Mindsight) and David’s primary scientific advisor was Peter Schwartz (Note on You Are Not Your Brain soon).
The book is very creatively structured as a play featuring Emily and Paul (a married couple) as they go through their work day. Each scene has two takes—one sub-optimal performance and the other optimized with them embodying a different brain principle.
A key theme throughout the book is the fact that TINY changes in how we approach our work—informed by the leading science—can make HUGE differences in our lives.
The brain is also metaphorically represented as a stage on which the performance of our life occurs. We learn just how important a strong director is as we develop “strategies for overcoming distraction, regaining focus, and working smarter all day long.”
It’s packed with Big Ideas and I’m excited to share a few of my favorites we can apply to our lives NOW so let’s jump straight in!