The author of Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, and many other books on the power of cultivating awareness explains why focus is crucial to great leadership. Focused leaders can command the full range of their own attention: They are in touch with their inner feelings, they can control their impulses, they are aware of how others see them, and they can weed out distractions and also allow their minds to roam widely, free of preconceptions.
In the book "Essentialism", author Greg Mckeown says that when we try to do everything and have everything, we make decisions that take us away from our goal. If we don't decide where we should focus our time and energy, other people - bosses, colleagues, customers and even family - decide for us, and soon we lose sight of everything that is significant.
The book "Mindfulness", of authors Mark Williams and Danny Penman, shows many ways to escape distraction that can cut our focus, with practices like meditation, cultivation of good emotions, the publication dives in a chronogram to increase your focus.
Listen to an interview by with Dr. Goleman on his new book Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence. In the book Dan helps readers to understand the importance and power of the ability to focus one's attention, will power, and cognitive control in creating life success. Click here to listen to the interview. 2b1af7f3a8