Focus : The Hidden Driver Of Excellence

Daniel Goleman

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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.

What will you learn from this book

Take-Aways

• Attention is an often overlooked but invaluable mental asset. It has multiple forms and all of them have their own merits.

• We can improve our focus and willpower by working on something we enjoy doing.

• Nearly everyone has access to similar kind of information. Hence, your input is unique if you can form newer and more innovative links between the information. A roving mind leads to creative and more original ideas.

• We tend to put off problems thinking they are issues of tomorrow. We can curb this tendency by looking at the future as if it were happening in the present.

Language English
ISBN-10 9384052981
ISBN-13 9789384052980
No of pages 311
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Bloomsbury
Published Date 01 Jan 2015

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Author : Daniel Goleman

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