Dozing off at your desk? You’re just one of many burnt out, overtaxed workers who could benefit from leadership coach David Rock’s latest book, “Your Brain at Work.” By advising on how to prioritize and better manage distraction, Rock helps his reader survive and excel in today’s work environment.

 

“Think of the brain like a stomach,” instructs Rock. “There are processes involved in digestion that have real limits, such as the amount that can be eaten at once and the time it takes for digesting.

 

You can’t really push those limits very far.”

 

The same goes for mental work. With this in mind, Rock advises we use our brain solely to process information, rather than store it. “Simplify ideas before trying to digest them,” he cautions.