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The Resource Focus : the hidden driver of excellence, Daniel Goleman

Focus : the hidden driver of excellence, Daniel Goleman

Label
Focus : the hidden driver of excellence
Title
Focus
Title remainder
the hidden driver of excellence
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Goleman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For more than two decades, the author, a psychologist and journalist has been scouting the leading edge of the human sciences for what's new, surprising, and important. In this book, he delves into the science of attention in all its varieties, presenting a long-overdue discussion of this little-noticed and underrated mental asset that matters enormously for how we navigate life. Attention works much like a muscle: use it poorly and it can wither; work it well and it grows. In an era of unstoppable distractions, the author persuasively argues that now more than ever we must learn to sharpen focus if we are to contend with, let alone thrive in, a complex world. He analyzes attention research as a threesome: inner, other, and outer focus. A well-lived life demands that we be nimble at each. He shows why high-performers need all three kinds of focus, as demonstrated by rich case studies from fields as diverse as competitive sports, education, the arts, and business. Those who excel rely on what the author calls smart practice, such as mindfulness meditation, focused preparation and recovery from setbacks, continued attention to the learning curve, and positive emotions and connections, that help them improve habits, add new skills, and sustain excellence. This book calls upon readers not only to pay attention to what matters most to them personally, but also to turn their attention to the pressing problems of the wider world, to the powerless and the poor, and to the future, not just to the seductively simple demands of the here and now
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goleman, Daniel
Dewey number
153.7/33
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF321
LC item number
.G57 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
BF 321
NLM item number
G625f 2013
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Attention
  • Self-control
  • Thought and thinking
Label
Focus : the hidden driver of excellence, Daniel Goleman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The subtle faculty -- Basics -- Attention top and bottom -- The value of a mind adrift -- Finding balance -- The inner rudder -- Seeing ourselves as others see us -- A recipe for self-control -- The woman who knew too much -- The empathy triad -- Social sensitivity -- Patterns, systems, and messes -- System blindness -- Distant threats -- The myth of 10,000 hours -- Brains on games -- Breathing buddies -- How leaders direct attention -- The leader's triple focus -- What makes a leader? -- Leading for the long future
Control code
ocn827260043
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 311 pages
Isbn
9780062295293
Isbn Type
(international edition)
Lccn
2013007290
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustration
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)827260043
Label
Focus : the hidden driver of excellence, Daniel Goleman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The subtle faculty -- Basics -- Attention top and bottom -- The value of a mind adrift -- Finding balance -- The inner rudder -- Seeing ourselves as others see us -- A recipe for self-control -- The woman who knew too much -- The empathy triad -- Social sensitivity -- Patterns, systems, and messes -- System blindness -- Distant threats -- The myth of 10,000 hours -- Brains on games -- Breathing buddies -- How leaders direct attention -- The leader's triple focus -- What makes a leader? -- Leading for the long future
Control code
ocn827260043
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 311 pages
Isbn
9780062295293
Isbn Type
(international edition)
Lccn
2013007290
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustration
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)827260043

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