Professional Development Master Mind Group
Thursday, July 17, 2014, 5:00-6:30 p.m., Amerigos Restaurant
Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence by Daniel Goleman (2013)
Join fellow ASTD-Memphis members for dining and discussion of Daniel Goleman’s book, Focus. If you find that you are constantly multi-tasking and your attention is pulled in many directions, this book offers insight and strategies.
In Focus, Psychologist and journalist Daniel Goleman, author of the #1 international bestseller Emotional Intelligence, offers a groundbreaking look at today’s scarcest resource and the secret to high performance and fulfillment: attention.
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 under-rated 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.
Goleman boils down attention research into a threesome: inner, other, and outer focus. Drawing on rich case studies from fields as diverse as competitive sports, education, the arts, and business, he shows why high-achievers need all three kinds of focus, and explains how those who rely on Smart Practicesundefinedmindfulness meditation, focused preparation and recovery, positive emotions and connections, and mental “prosthetics” that help them improve habits, add new skills, and sustain greatnessundefinedexcel while others do not.
Please sign up by July 14 at www.astdmemphis.org, so that we can turn in a count to the restaurant.
Food and beverage costs are on your own. Feel free to have dinner or a light snack.