Breakfast and a Book Club - Your Brain at Work by David Rock

  • August 09, 2021
  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

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Join ICF NYC for its August Breakfast and a Book Club meeting to kick off your week with a mental boost! This month we delve into David Rock’s Your Brain at Work. 

Summary Details

When: August 9, 2021, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Facilitator:  Lora Lebo, MHRM, PCC, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Format:  Virtual - Zoom meeting format, cameras enabled

CCEUs: 1 TBD

About The Book

Title: Your Brain at Work

Author: David Rock

Publication Date: 2009

Description: 

A researcher and consultant burrows deep inside the heads of one modern two-career couple to examine how each partner processes the workday - revealing how a more nuanced understanding of the brain can allow us to better organize, prioritize, recall, and sort our daily lives. 

Emily and Paul are the parents of two young children, and professionals with different careers. Emily is the newly promoted vice president of marketing at a large corporation; Paul works from home or from clients' offices as an independent IT consultant. Their days are filled with a bewildering blizzard of emails, phone calls, more emails, meetings, projects, proposals, and plans. Just staying ahead of the storm has become a seemingly insurmountable task. 

In Your Brain at Work, Dr. David Rock goes inside Emily and Paul's brains to see how they function as each attempts to sort, prioritize, organize, and act on the vast quantities of information they receive in one typical day. Dr. Rock is an expert on how the brain functions in a work setting. By analyzing what is going on in their heads, he offers solutions Emily and Paul (and all of us) can use to survive and thrive in today's hyperbusy work environment - and still feel energized and accomplished at the end of the day. 

In Your Brain at Work, Dr. Rock explores issues such as:

  • why our brains feel so taxed, and how to maximize our mental resources

  • why it's so hard to focus, and how to better manage distractions

  • how to maximize the chance of finding insights to solve seemingly insurmountable problems

  • how to keep your cool in any situation, so that you can make the best decisions possible

  • how to collaborate more effectively with others

  • why providing feedback is so difficult, and how to make it easier

  • how to be more effective at changing other people's behavior

 



About the ICF NYC Breakfast and Book Club

Meetings will be held consistently on the second Monday of each month at 8 AM New York time (except where may be otherwise indicated).  Attendance at every meeting is not necessary.  You may participate based upon your preference for the book.  The intended purpose of this offering is to broaden and deepen our knowledge of current practices in the coaching profession and in the business world.

Please register early!  If registration is low, or non-existent, for any specific book, we will revisit the selection and float a poll to the membership to select a replacement book.  We therefore encourage participants to register early for meetings so that we may assess interest at an early stage.

Meeting Guidelines:

  • Please be sure to read at least portions of the book so that meaning, intent and application may be discussed with depth.  

  • As with any virtual call, please be prepared to have your video and audio on, with limited distraction.  Turn off all notifications.  

  • Come in your pajamas! We don’t care about how you look, only the intellectual contribution you bring.

 

Meet our Breakfast and a Book Club Host


Lora Lebo, MHRM, PCC, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Big Bold Ideas Coaching & Consulting, LLC

Director

 

www.BigBoldIdeas.com

www.linkedin.com/in/loralebopcc

@BigBoldIdeas

                    

Lora is a graduate of the University of Miami, attaining her PCC designation, and has more than twenty-five years of experience in Human Resources working for Fortune 500 Companies.  Lora earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Stockton University, and her Master of Human Resource Management from the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University.  Lora also obtained her EO Investigation certificate from Cornell University and spent many years of her career conducting employment related investigations.  Lora holds her Senior Professional of Human Resources designation through HRCI and her Certified Senior Professional designation through the Society for Human Resource Management and is the founder of Big Bold Ideas Coaching & Consulting, LLC.

 




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