The Focused Leader (Harvard Business Review)

Narrated by: Todd Mundt
Length: 25 mins
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Daniel Goleman, codirector of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations at Rutgers University, writes about how great leaders have learned to focus their attention in three ways: on themselves, on others, and on the wider world.

This article was first published in the December 2013 issue of Harvard Business Review.

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  • 09-22-19

Excellent summary on leadership!

This was an excellent summary on leadership; however, I would recommend to include a segment explaining why is it that we are facing a leadership deficit worldwide... I believe that one of the main causes of this is something that was mentioned in this audio... I am referring to the overwhelming access to information, which causes severe distraction and enhances attention deficit in those who are born with it and those who are not... Due to this problem, which has not been carefully studied yet, the reader should make pauses and ask questions in order to catch the attention of the listener... overall, the points made in this audio are very important for anyone in a leadership position or thinking of obtaining one... A focused leader can command attention if he or she is able to focus... A little exercise to focus is to picture all of those stressors crossing our mind and put them in a box when our job is to listen to someone or to read something of importance.

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Exceptional insight into leadership traits

The foundational overview and cognitive elements reinforce the importance of attentive practices in advancing leadership.

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great in depth article abt the many dimensions of

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Goldman; Focus and Leaderhip

A brief overview on focus and attributes of being focused. The summary was informative and presented very clearly.

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Booooooring...

I found this to be a waste of time. They didn't tell me anything new. Referencing the marshmallow experiment is so passé.

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