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Daniel Goleman: Why Professionals Need Focus

forbes.com

The importance of focus

Our focus matters immensely in everything we do. The better we can pay attention, the more excellent the results in everything from learning to leadership.

There are many varieties of attention: getting a job done well requires applying concentration, for instance, while creative ...

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  • Inner focus: it relates to self-awareness and self-management (how well we can tune in our values, know our strengths and limits).
  • Other focus: it refers to how well we attune to people (it's about empathy, about how we understand the way people perceive things and how ...

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Being intentional with our focus

While today's technologies have many advantages, we have to learn to be more intentional about focusing – for instance, carving out space in our day when we can concentrate without such distractions.

We also need to strengthen our focus. It works like a muscle: there are workouts ...

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Thriving in the workspace

  • Pay full attention to the task you are doing and avoid multitasking. 
  • Get expert feedback on what corrections in your performance will improve your game. 
  • Put in the time needed. The more you practice winning moves, the stronger the brain circuitry for th...

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