New Books in November 2013

November 7, 2013 at 10:59 am Leave a comment

Focus

Focus:
the hidden driver of excellence
By Daniel Goleman

Doriot and Tanoto Libraries
BF321 .G65 2013

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 under-rated 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.

Goleman boils down attention research into a threesome: inner, other, and outer focus. A well-lived life demands we be nimble at each. Goleman shows why high-achievers need all three kinds of focus, as demonstrated by rich case studies from fields as diverse as competitive sports, education, the arts, and business.

Combining cutting-edge research with practical findings, “Focus” reveals what distinguishes experts from amateurs and stars from average performers. Ultimately, “Focus” 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 here-and-now.

Please click here for the complete new acquisitions list.

Entry filed under: Books @ Doriot, Faculty & PhDs.

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