Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Daniel Goleman

Narrated By: Daniel Goleman

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: October 2013

Duration: 8 hours 10 minutes

Summary:

The author of the international bestseller Emotional Intelligence returns with a groundbreaking look at today's scarcest resource and the secret to high performance and fulfillment: attention.

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 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, Goleman 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.


Daniel Goleman, a former science journalist for the New York Times, is the author of thirteen books and lectures frequently to professional groups and business audiences and on college campuses. He cofounded the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning at the Yale University Child Studies Center (now at the University of Illinois at Chicago). He lives in Massachusetts.

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  • Marlin N

    Good information but too much personal opinion and advocation for stopping global warming without any indication of what the author himself was doing to prevent global warming on a personal level. Recording was difficult to hear like the microphone was too far away from the speaker