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The Hidden Driver of Excellence

Daniel Goleman, Daniel Goleman (Read by)


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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (10/7/2013)
Paperback, Spanish (5/19/2020)
Paperback (5/5/2015)
Hardcover (10/8/2013)
Digital Audiobook, Spanish, Castilian (7/12/2021)
Compact Disc (3/9/2021)
CD-Audio (10/8/2013)


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.

HarperCollins, 9781665063845

Publication Date: March 9, 2021