Focus: The Hidden Driver of Exellence

Published in 2013 by Daniel Goleman

In Focus, psychologist and journalist Daniel Goleman offers a groundbreaking look at today’s scarcest resource and the secret to high performance and fulfillment: attention. He shows why high-achievers need focus, and explains how those who rely on Smart Practices – mindfulness meditation, focused preparation, and recovery – excel while others do not, improving their habits, adding new skills, and sustaining greatness.

Combining cutting-edge research with practical findings, Focus delves into the science of attention in all its varieties, presenting a long overdue discussion of this little-noticed and underrated 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.


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Today's Air Force – today's world! – moves so fast, it can be hard to filter out the “noise” and focus in on what matters at any given moment.  Airmen get it done, day in and day out…but this book can help us all Focus…and bring the power of our full attention to any challenge.

Daniel Goleman

About The Author

Daniel Goleman is the author of the international bestsellers Emotional Intelligence and Social Intelligence, and the co-author of the acclaimed bestseller Primal Leadership. He has been twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, and received the American Psychological Association's Lifetime Achievement Award for his media writing.