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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 (140 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

Also available as...

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About the author

Daniel Goleman reports on the behavioural and brain sciences for the ‘New York Times’. In addition to ‘Emotional Intelligence’, which has been a bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic, Goleman is the author of ‘Meditative Mind’ and ‘Vital Lies, Simple Truths’.



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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)
    So deep & rich , love it!? a lot of information so, requires total focus!?
  • (1/5)
    Wolfe in sheep’s clothing! This book had little do with focus, and had much more spewing of WOKE ideologies! “The Great Reset” plan disguised as a self help book on obtaining focus! Chapters 15 & 16 were the only chapters worth looking into! The author states being part of the “Elite” and has attended the World Economic Forum in Switzerland.
  • (2/5)
    It was unnecessarily too long and boring, I hope it can be rewritten more explicitly
  • (5/5)
    One of the top 150 books I have ever read