For more than two decades, psychologist and journalist Daniel Goleman has been scouting the leading edge of the human sciences for what's new, surprising, and important. In Focus,he delves into the science of attention in all its varieties, presenting a long overdue discussion of this little-noticed and under-rated mental asset that matters enormously for how we navigate life.
Goleman boils down attention research into a three parts: inner, other, and outer focus. Goleman shows why high- achievers need all three kinds of focus, as demonstrated by rich case studies from fields as diverse as competitive sports, education, the WC arts, and business. Those who excel rely on what Goleman calls Smart Practices such as mindfulness meditation, focused preparation and recovery, positive emotions and connections, and mental 'prosthetics' that help them improve habits, add new skills, and sustain excellence.
Combining cutting-edge research with practical findings, Focus reveals what distinguishes experts from amateurs and stars from average performers.
- Publication Date:
- 18 / 02 / 2017
- 153 x 234mm
This has been a struggle but interesting. I find my self agreeing with some parts and then disagreeing with others. The opening to this book is interesting, but the book starts to ramble on a bit. We get it... youth and their darn technology!
The author blames tecnology a lot for children's lack of focus but that's unfair, If a child is given a iPod that's all it's going to know. Who gave the child a iPod? An adult. Who is to blame for lack of focus in youth?
The generation who gave the child the technology, the same generation who give out "you're all equal awards" at sporting events. But that is me getting side tracked. This book definitely makes you think and wonder about your own focus levels!
One great take away from this is PUT YOUR PHONES IN A DRAW and spend some time with people talking, chatting, and connecting. This book is worth a read if you want a thought provoking day or to increase your focus. - Sam (QBD)