Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence
Harper Collins, 8 thg 10, 2013 - 320 trang
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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“It's a way their eyes move, or a motion in their body” that tips him off to the intention to pilfer, John tells me. Or those shoppers bunched together, or the one furtively glancing around. “I've been doing this so long I just know the ...
That science tells us these skills determine how well we perform any task. If they are stunted, we do poorly; if muscular, we can excel. Our very nimbleness in life depends on this subtle faculty. While the link between attention and ...
... and questions about how those same hours may lead to deficits in core mental skills. An eighth-grade teacher tells me that for many years she has had successive classes of students read the same book, Edith Hamilton's Mythology.
A college professor who teaches film tells me he's reading a biography of one of his heroes, the legendary French director François Truffaut. But, he finds, “I can't read more than two pages at a stretch. I get this overwhelming urge to ...
focus on the person talking to us leads to what the sociologist Erving Goffman, a masterly observer of social interaction, called an “away,” a gesture that tells another person “I'm not interested” in what's going on here and now.
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LibraryThing ReviewĐánh giá của Người dùng - traumleben - LibraryThing
In a bit of irony, this book lacks focus. It's a decent survey of the overall importance of focus, but it ranges from light neuroscience, to environmental activism on, to leadership. Aside from ... Đọc toàn bộ bài đánh giá
LibraryThing ReviewĐánh giá của Người dùng - grandpahobo - LibraryThing
The first half of this book was fascinating. It presents excellent information and insight into how our brains work with regard to attention and focus. The second half was really just a collection of ... Đọc toàn bộ bài đánh giá
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