Focus - Book Summary

Daniel Goleman





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

In this summary, you will learn:

1. How bottom-up vs top-down mental systems function.

2. The need for a wandering as well as focused mind.

3. The importance of self-awareness especially in leadership.

4. The forms of empathy and how to find a balance.

5. How power dynamics and social hierarchy determine the amount of attention paid.

Language English
No of pages 20
Book Publisher i-Read Publications
Published Date 29 Feb 2020
Audio Book Length 00:17:39

About Author

Author : Daniel Goleman

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