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Focus

The Hidden Driver Of Excellence

By Daniel Goleman

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.

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780062114860


Format: Book
Author: Goleman, Daniel
Summary: Psychologist and journalist Daniel Goleman delves into the science of attention in all its varieties and shows why high-achievers need focus, as demonstrated by rich case studies from fields as diverse as competitive sports, education, the arts, and business.
Title: Focus : the hidden driver of excellence / Daniel Goleman.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Harper, [2013]
Subject: Attention Self-control Thought and thinking
Isbn: 9780062114860 (hardcover) 0062114867 (hardcover)
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System Items Available: 5
System Items Total: 9
Call Number: 153.733 Gol
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Bib Id: 453746

Format: Book
Author: Goleman, Daniel
Summary: Psychologist and journalist Daniel Goleman delves into the science of attention in all its varieties and shows why high-achievers need focus, as demonstrated by rich case studies from fields as diverse as competitive sports, education, the arts, and business.
Title: Focus : the hidden driver of excellence / Daniel Goleman.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Harper, [2013]
Description: vii, 311 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Subjects: Attention
Subjects: Self-control
Subjects: Thought and thinking
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-294) and index.
Contents: The subtle faculty -- 1. The anatomy of attention -- Basics -- Attention top and bottom -- The value of a mind adrift -- Finding balance -- 2. Self-awareness -- The inner rudder -- Seeing ourselves as others see us -- A recipe for self-control -- 3. Reading others -- The woman who knew too much -- The empathy triad -- Social sensitivity -- 4. The bigger context -- Patterns, systems, and messes -- System blindness -- Distant threats -- 5. Smart practice -- The myth of 10,000 hours -- Brains on games -- Breathing buddies -- 6. The well-focused leader -- How leaders direct attention -- The leader's triple focus -- What makes a leader? -- 7. The big picture -- Leading for the long future.
LCCN: 2013007290
ISBN: 9780062114860 (hardcover)
ISBN: 0062114867 (hardcover)
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Call Number: 153.733 Gol