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

Author: David Rock
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Business, [2009]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Though the story of Emily and Paul, a working couple with different job situations, the author shows how to better organize, prioritize, remember, and process our working lives.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Rock
ISBN: 9780061771293 0061771295
OCLC Number: 310399248
Awards: Commended for Axiom Business Book Awards (Coaching/Mentoring) 2010
Description: xiv, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Problems and decisions. The morning email overwhelm --
A project that hurts to think about --
Juggling five things at once --
Saying no to distractions --
Searching for the zone of peak performance --
Getting past a roadblock --
Stay cool under pressure. Derailed by drama --
Drowning amid uncertainty --
When expectations get out of control --
Collaborate with others. Turning enemies into friends --
When everything seems unfair --
The battle for status --
Facilitate change. When other people lose the plot --
The culture that needs to transform.
Responsibility: David Rock.

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