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Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence

Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence

Written by Daniel Goleman

Narrated by Daniel Goleman


Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence

Written by Daniel Goleman

Narrated by Daniel Goleman

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4/5 (96 ratings)
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8 hours
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Released:
Oct 8, 2013
ISBN:
9780062130136
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Description

In Focus, Psychologist and journalist Daniel Goleman, author of the #1 international bestseller Emotional Intelligence, offers a groundbreaking look at today’s scarcest resource and the secret to high performance and fulfillment: attention.

Combining cutting-edge research with practical findings, Focus delves into the science of attention in all its varieties, presenting a long overdue discussion of this little-noticed and under-rated mental asset. In an era of unstoppable distractions, Goleman persuasively argues that now more than ever we must learn to sharpen focus if we are to survive in a complex world.

Goleman boils down attention research into a threesome: inner, other, and outer focus. Drawing on rich case studies from fields as diverse as competitive sports, education, the arts, and business, he shows why high-achievers need all three kinds of focus, and explains how those who rely on Smart Practices—mindfulness meditation, focused preparation and recovery, positive emotions and connections, and mental “prosthetics” that help them improve habits, add new skills, and sustain greatness—excel while others do not.

Publisher:
Released:
Oct 8, 2013
ISBN:
9780062130136
Format:
Audiobook

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About the author

Daniel Goleman, a former science journalist for the New 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 of Illinois, at Chicago).


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  • (4/5)
    Book and Audio excellents, I will listen again now. Tks
  • (4/5)
    Excellent book. Highly recommended to those who has diffculty focusing.
  • (5/5)
    Such strategically informative material that will change the way you use focus your attention in relationships, business, work and life!
  • (2/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    The book actually lacks focus. The useful things are 1/4 of the book, the rest is anecdotes not really on context and a political manifesto.

    1 person found this helpful

  • (5/5)
    Great book, full of eye opening data.
  • (3/5)

    3 people found this helpful

    too many rabbit trails... not enough FOCUS. Disappointed in this book because his other, Emotional Intelligence, was clearly more cohesive. Mr. Goleman started strong with a narrow focus on a clear target but kept illustrating minor points with extensive research. Bottom line, focus your attention on one thing at a time.

    3 people found this helpful