Focus The Hidden Driver of Excellence

ISBN-10: 0062114867
ISBN-13: 9780062114860
Edition: 2013
Author(s): Daniel Goleman
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.  More...
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Copyright Year: 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: 10/8/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

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 Practicesmindfulness meditation, focused preparation and recovery, positive emotions and connections, and mental "prosthetics" that help them improve habits, add new skills, and sustain greatnessexcel while others do not.

Psychologist Daniel Goleman was born on March 7, 1946 in Stockton, California. He earned a Ph.D. from Harvard. Goleman wrote his first book, "The Meditative Mind" after studying ancient psychology systems and meditation practices in India and Sri Lanka. Goleman wrote about psychology and related fields for the New York Times for 12 years beginning in 1984. In 1993 he co-founded the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. He is also a co-chairman of The Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations and a member of the Mind and Life Institute's board of directors. Goleman has written several popular books, including "Emotional Intelligence," "Social Intelligence," "Ecological Intelligence" and "Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence." He received a Career Achievement award for journalism from the American Psychological Association and was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science to recognize his efforts to communicate the behavioral sciences to the public.

The Subtle Faculty
The Anatomy of Attention
Basics
Attention Top and Bottom
The Value of a Mind Adrift
Finding Balance
Self-Awareness
The Inner Rudder
Seeing Ourselves as Others See Us
A Recipe for Self-Control
Reading Others
The Woman Who Knew Too Much
The Empathy Triad
Social Sensitivity
The Bigger Context
Patterns, Systems, and Messes
System Blindness
Distant Threats
Smart Practice
The Myth of 10,000 Hours
Brains on Games
Breathing Buddies
The Well-Focused Leader
How Leaders Direct Attention
The Leader's Triple Focus
What Makes a Leader?
The Big Picture
Leading for the Long Future
Acknowledgments
Resources
Notes
Index

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