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Focus : the hidden driver of excellence

by Goleman, Daniel.

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Psychologist and journalist Daniel Goleman delves into the science of attention in all its varieties and shows why high-achievers need focus, as demonstrated by rich case studies from fields as diverse as competitive sports, education, the arts, and business. Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • The subtle faculty
  • 1. The anatomy of attention
  • Basics
  • Attention top and bottom
  • The value of a mind adrift
  • Finding balance
  • 2. Self-awareness
  • The inner rudder
  • Seeing ourselves as others see us
  • A recipe for self-control
  • 3. Reading others
  • The woman who knew too much
  • The empathy triad
  • Social sensitivity
  • 4. The bigger context
  • Patterns, systems, and messes
  • System blindness
  • Distant threats
  • 5. Smart practice
  • The myth of 10,000 hours
  • Brains on games
  • Breathing buddies
  • 6. The well-focused leader
  • How leaders direct attention
  • The leader's triple focus
  • What makes a leader?
  • 7. The big picture
  • Leading for the long future.
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