Thursday, July 7, 2011

Your Brain at Work by David Rock

Just finished Your Brain at Work by David Rock. I was pleasantly surprised by this book. Long in parts, the author uses 'scenes' which are work and home place scenarios in which he takes fictional characters through various challenging situations. The first scenario shows several decision points where the character falls into natural human responses, which leads to less then desired outcomes. This is followed by a discussion of basic brain functions and thinking exercises that get you to look at the situation differently. How to monitor yourself from going off track and keeping yourself focused. It then follows with a repeat of the scenario where the main character uses the practices described and how they use the techniques to make better decisions and interact with people better. I did not like the approach at first but later found it giving my mind more to work with then just the concepts.
I would recommend this book to anyone who can be introspective. It will change the way you think and act.

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