If you have yet to discover Daniel Goleman (Emotional Intelligence) and his newest title, Focus: the Hidden Driver of Excellence perhaps this two minute video of Goleman speaking for the Greater Good Science Center will serve as a meaningful introduction.
If you already follow his work, check out the video for some useful research on compassion and focus.
Consider signing up for our Day of Restoration on March 21 as an introduction to mindfulness meditation with experienced practitioner and teacher, Richard Johnson, PhD.
Want to know more about Focus?
“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. (more…)