Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sharpen focus to survive in a complex world

In Focus, psychologist Daniel Goleman, author of the #1 international bestseller Emotional Intelligence, offers a groundbreaking look at the scarcest resource and the secret to high performance and fulfillment: attention.

Combining cutting-edge research with practical findings, the book 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. 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.

A HBR article - The Focused Leader - click and read

And a vĂ­deo at YouTube to learn more about attention (and focus) - 1.18h