Focus: The Hidden Driver Of Excellence

Paperback | May 5, 2015

byDaniel Goleman

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In Focus, psychologist and journalist Daniel Goleman delves into the science of attention in all its varieties, presenting a long-overdue discussion of this little-noticed and underrated mental asset that matters enormously for how we navigate life.

Attention works much like a muscle: use it poorly and it can wither; work it well and it grows. In an era of unstoppable distractions, Goleman persuasively argues that now more than ever we must learn to sharpen focus if we are to contend with, let alone thrive in, a complex world. Goleman analyzes attention research as a threesome: inner, other, and outer focus. He shows why high-performers need all three kinds of focus, as demonstrated by rich case studies from fields as diverse as competitive sports, education, the arts, and business. Those who excel rely on what Goleman calls smart practice that helps them improve habits, add new skills, and sustain excellence.

Combining cutting-edge research with practical findings, Focus reveals what distinguishes experts from amateurs and stars from average performers.

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In Focus, psychologist and journalist Daniel Goleman delves into the science of attention in all its varieties, presenting a long-overdue discussion of this little-noticed and underrated mental asset that matters enormously for how we navigate life.Attention works much like a muscle: use it poorly and it can wither; work it well and it...

Daniel Goleman, a former science journalist for theNew York Times, is the author of thirteen books and lectures frequently to professional groups and business audiences and on college campuses. He cofounded the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning at the Yale University Child Studies Center (now at the University ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.72 inPublished:May 5, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780062114969

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Triple Focus The key point of this book is that great leaders have the Triple Focus--awareness of his own emotions, awareness of other's emotion, and awareness of the relevant forces in the outer world around him. He thinks and acts from this triple focus to benefit not just himself but the people he leads and the word at end. The book is all over the place, going from neuroscience to the author's values about what a great leader should be.
Date published: 2014-02-13

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“Attention is so important that ordinary people take it for granted, while scientists subject it to microanalysis. Steering deftly between these extremes, Dan Goleman synthesizes what is known and what we need to know.”