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.
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Social Sensitivity Part IV: The Bigger Context Patterns, Systems, and Messes System Blindness Distant Threats Part V: Smart Practice The Myth of 10,000 Hours Brains on Games Breathing Buddies Part VI: ...
We'll see how smart practice can further develop and refine the muscle of our attention, even rehab focus-starved brains. For leaders to get results they need all three kinds of focus.
The more we practice a routine, the more the basal ganglia take it over from other parts of the brain. The bottom/top systems distribute mental tasks between them so we can make minimal effort and get optimal results.
As world-class champions attest, at the topmost levels, where your opponents have practiced about as many ... Such “seeing” requires enormous practice, so that what at first requires much attention—dodge that rusher—occurs on automatic.
... instead of just leaving the job to the motor circuits that had practiced these moves to mastery, ... athlete has these moves deeply etched in its circuits from thousands of hours of practice, operates best when left alone.
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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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