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.
Decent info. But to much of personal ideology
This book was interesting and had good information at times. But I didn't know when I purchased the book that I would also be getting a lecture in his personal political and environmental ideology. There are surely other ways to convey your examples without doing this. So please next time "focus" on giving your scientific information without including your personal bias. It makes your book look less factual and can distance your audience.
As relating to the audiobook, I was expecting more scientific detail from this work than it delivered.
The book meanders an incredible amount hardly spending any time on focus and how one attains more focus. where any other book would explain the mechanics of focus in a succinct way, this book spends the first quarter of the book explaining the mechanics of focus and then another 50% of the book explaining the mechanics of things like perception of others, perception of problems, and a host of other things. I assume these subjects will eventually get back around to the original point of focus and how one can improve it but I couldn’t make it to the end.