Overview: David Rock has written an immensely entertaining and readable classic book for the layperson about how the brain works. Pulling from mounds of neuroscience research and using a powerful play/stage analogy, Rock shines a light into the less obvious corners of the brain. He helps us understand the delicate dance between the limbic brain and the prefrontal cortex (PFC). He shows us how quickly we get overwhelmed by data and emotions; how to control our concentration when it starts to slip away; how to practice being more mindful; and how to use the SCARF model to move others toward change. A read well worth the effort.
Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining
Focus, & Working Smarter all Day Long by David Rock (HarperCollins,
2009), reviewed by Steve Gladis, Ph.D., January 2013.