Focus – Daniel Goleman

Rating: 4.0 out of 5

“Directing attention toward where it needs to go is the primal task of leadership.”

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Review in English:

Helloo! It’s good to be back from vacation! Sorry I’ve been quiet for some time, but now, just as vacation functioned to refresh our mind and boost our productivity when we’re back, I’ll review a book that will boost your performance at work!

It’s a moment of truth. It’s time to rediscover your own capability.

Daniel Goleman has been famous for his work on Emotional Intelligence book and one of the firsts to tell you about your mind and how to enhance it. If I could describe this book in one word, I’ll say, INSIGHTFUL. In this book, Focus, Daniel Goleman explains to you about your brain, things you haven’t really noticed, and what it tells you. Furthermore, he suggested a way for you to increase your capability in controlling it.

Focus talks about our awareness of ourselves, what does it means, and how it will impact others, scientifically. Lots of story and data are compounded in this one book, definitely a must read if you are a kind of person who strive for your personal improvements. Moreover, it is very applicable at work and could definitely affect our career. Here’s a lil preview:

Attention works much like a muscle: use it poorly and it can wither; work it well and it grows. In era of distractions, we must learn to sharpen focus if we are thrive in a complex world. Daniel Goleman analyzes attention research in three categories: inner, other, and outer. High-achievers need all three, as demonstrated by rich case studies from fields like sports, education, the arts, and business.

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Resensi dalam Bahasa Indonesia:

Halooo! Akhirnya balik juga dari libur panjang! Maaf sekali yaa belakangan ini hilang dari peredaran, tapi sekarang, ayo kita balik lagi dengan pikiran yang lebih segar! Dan untuk itu, aku akan menulis resensi untuk buku ini yang dijamin bisa membantu meningkatkan produktivitas kamuu!

Nah, coba jawab ini denngan jujur. Seberapa baik kamu mengendalikan dirimu?

Buku kali ini, yang ditulis Daniel Goleman, pengarang dari buku bestseller Emotional Intelligence, adalah buku yang membuka mata pembacanya tentang kekuatan ‘atensi’ atau perhatian, dan fokus.  Dalam buku ini, Daniel Goleman menjelaskan tentang bagaimana mekanisme otak manusia dalam interaksi sehari-hari, dalam menaruh perhatian terhadap aktivitas, dan bagaimana cara mengontrolnya lebih baik.

Focus membicarakan tentang tingkat kesadaran manusia terhadap dirinya sendiri dan sekitarnya, bagaimana hal ini memengaruhi performa dirinya dan orang lain, dijabarkan dengan fakta-fakta dan contoh-contoh kasus dari berbagai sektor. Semua terangkum dalam buku ini, dengan bahasan yang menarik dan bisa dipraktikkan bagi yang ingin meningkat kemampuan diri.  Tambahan lagi, ilmu-ilmu yang dijabarkan di buku Focus ini sangat cocok untuk diaplikasikan di dunia kerja, baik sektor Pendidikan, olahraga, seni, maupun bisnis.

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