Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence by Daniel Goleman is a wonderful, “focusing,” book.
Known for his work in Emotional Intelligence, Goleman brings such insight into the challenge of finding, keeping, and fine-tuning our focus. Here is his “overview” paragraph:
All that can be boiled down to a threesome: inner, other, and outer focus. A well-lived life demands we be nimble in each. The good news on attention comes from neuroscience labs and school classrooms, where the findings point to ways we can strengthen this vital muscle of the mind. Attention works much like a muscle—use it poorly and it can wither; work it well and it grows.
Inner focus attunes us to our intuitions, guiding values, and better decisions. Other focus smooths our connections to the people in our lives. And outer focus lets us navigate in the larger world.
A leader tuned out of his internal…
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