Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long
by David Rock
In Your Brain at Work, David Rock takes readers inside the heads—literally—of a modern two-career couple as they mentally process their workday to reveal how we can better organize, prioritize, remember, and process our daily lives.
1 Second Ahead
by Hougaard Rasmus
Faced with a relentless flood of information and distractions, our brains try to process everything at once increasing our stress, decreasing our effectiveness and negatively impacting our performance. 1 Second Ahead demonstrates that it is possible to train the brain to respond differently to today's constant pressures and distraction.
Dying for a Paycheck: How Modern Management Harms Employee Health and Company Performance—and What We Can Do About It
by Jeffrey Pfeffer
In this timely, provocative book, Jeffrey Pfeffer contends that many modern management commonalities such as long work hours, work-family conflict, and economic insecurity are toxic to employees—hurting engagement, increasing turnover, and destroying people’s physical and emotional health—and also inimical to company performance.
Real Happiness at Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace
by Sharon Salzberg
Real Happiness at Work is a practical guide to improving work life through mindfulness, compassion, and ingenuity. It’s about being committed without being consumed, competitive without being cruel, managing time and emotions to counterbalance stress and frustration. It shows readers how to be more creative, organised, and accomplished in order to do better, more productive work.
The Mindful Workplace: Developing Resilient Individuals and Resonant Organisations with MBSR
by Michael Chaskalson
This book offers a practical and theoretical guide to the benefits of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in the workplace, describing the latest neuroscience research into the effects of mindfulness training and detailing an eight-week mindfulness training course.
Mindfulness at Work
by Dr Stephen McKenzie
Mindfulness at Work reveals how the practice of mindfulness — the ability to focus our attention on what ‘is’ rather than be distracted by what ‘isn’t’ — can be a powerful antidote to the distractions and stresses of our modern lives, especially our working lives.
Brain Rules: 12 principles for surviving and thriving at work, home, and school
by John Medina
In Brain Rules, Dr John Medina, a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in brain science, and how it can influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. In each chapter, he describes a brain rule — what scientists know for sure about how our brains work — and offers transformative ideas for our daily lives.
The Mindfulness Edge: How to Rewire Your Brain for Leadership and Personal Excellence Without Adding to Your Schedule
by Matt Tenney
The authors make a compelling case for why mindfulness training may be the 'ultimate success habit.' In addition to helping you improve the most essential elements of highly effective leadership, mindfulness training can help you discover unconditional happiness and realise incredible meaning—professionally and personally.
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
by Simon Sinek
Start With Why shows that the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way -- and it's the opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organisations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with WHY.
Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team
by Simon Sinek
This easy-to-follow guide starts with the search for your personal why, and then expands to helping your colleagues find your organization's why. With detailed instructions on every stage in the process, the book also answer common concerns, such as: What if my why sounds like my competitor's? Can you have more than one why? And, if my work doesn't match my why, what do I do?
Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success
by Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness
Peak Performance combines the inspiring stories of top performers across a range of capabilities - from athletic, to intellectual, to artistic - with the latest scientific insights into the cognitive and neurochemical factors that drive performance in all domains.
Endure: Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance
by Alex Hutchinson
In Endure Alex Hutchinson, Ph.D., reveals why our individual limits may be determined as much by our head and heart, as by our muscles. He presents an overview of science’s search for understanding human fatigue, from crude experiments with electricity and frogs’ legs to sophisticated brain imaging technology.
18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done
by Peter Bregman
18 Minutes clearly shows how busy people can cut through all the daily clutter and distractions and find a way to focus on those key items which are truly the top priorities in our lives.
Smarter Faster Better: The Transformative Power of Real Productivity
by Charles Duhigg
From the author of The Power of Habit comes a fascinating book that explores the science of productivity, and why managing how you think is more important than what you think—with an appendix of real-world lessons to apply to your life.
Power of Full Engagement
by Jim Loehr
A personal energy training program outlines strategies on how to prevent burnout and improve productivity, discussing such areas as how to work with four key sources of energy, balancing stress and recovery, expanding capacity, and implementing positive routines.
The Power of Habit: Why we do what we do and how to change
by Charles Duhigg
Explores scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed, packaged up nicely in engrossing narratives.
Mindset: The new psychology of success
by Professor Carol Dweck
World-renowned Stanford professor shares insights on decades of research on achievement and success to share groundbreaking ideas on the power of our mindset. Dweck explains why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success—but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset.