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Focus - The Hidden Driver of Excellence

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Length:

8h 8m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

20:15


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

22:24


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

29:31


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

15:31


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

23:21


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

13:21


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

15:59


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

28:32


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

08:37


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

36:28


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

20:09


Part 4, Chapter 12
Part 4, Chapter 12

15:27


Part 4, Chapter 13
Part 4, Chapter 13

21:46


Part 4, Chapter 14
Part 4, Chapter 14

25:54


Part 5, Chapter 15
Part 5, Chapter 15

29:44


Part 5, Chapter 16
Part 5, Chapter 16

20:06


Part 5, Chapter 17
Part 5, Chapter 17

41:16


Part 6, Chapter 18
Part 6, Chapter 18

26:38


Part 6, Chapter 19
Part 6, Chapter 19

23:59


Part 6, Chapter 20
Part 6, Chapter 20

27:10


Part 7, Chapter 21
Part 7, Chapter 21

21:24


Part 7, Chapter 22
Part 7, Chapter 22

01:09