Focus: Emotional Intelligence

  • 1h 56m 11s
  • Harvard Business Review
  • Gildan Media
  • 2022

The importance of achieving focus goes well beyond your own productivity.

Deep focus allows you to lead others successfully, find clarity amid uncertainty, and heighten your sense of professional fulfillment.

Yet the forces that challenge sustained focus range from dinging phones to office politics to life's everyday worries. This book explains how to strengthen your ability to focus, manage your team's attention, and break the cycle of distraction.

This volume includes the work of Daniel Goleman

Heidi Grant, Amy Jen Su, and Rasmus Hougaard.


The HBR Emotional Intelligence series features smart, essential content on the human side of professional life from the pages of Harvard Business Review. Each book in the series offers proven research showing how our emotions impact our work lives, practical advice for managing difficult people and situations, and inspiring essays on what it means to tend to our emotional well-being at work. Uplifting and practical, these books describe the social skills that are critical for ambitious professionals to master.

About the Author

Harvard Business Review is the leading destination for smart management thinking. Through its flagship magazine, 13 international licensed editions, books from Harvard Business Review Press, and digital content and tools published on, Harvard Business Review provides professionals around the world with rigorous insights and best practices to lead themselves and their organizations more effectively and to make a positive impact.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - The Focused Leader By Daniel Goleman
  • Chapter 2 - Break the Cycle of Stress and Distraction by Using Your Emotional Intelligence By Kandi Wiens
  • Chapter 3 - To Improve Your Focus, Notice How You Lose It By Michael Lipson
  • Chapter 4 - What to Do When You're Feeling Distracted at Work By Amy Gallo
  • Chapter 5 - How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don't Want To By Heidi Grant
  • Chapter 6 - Productivity Tips for People Who Hate Productivity Tips By Monique Valcour
  • Chapter 7 - 5 Ways to Focus Your Energy During a Work Crunch By Amy Jen Su
  • Chapter 8 - Your Team's Time Management Problem Might Be a Focus Problem By Maura Thomas
  • Chapter 9 - How to Practice Mindfulness Throughout Your Work Day By Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter
  • Chapter 10 - Your Brain Can Only Take So Much Focus By Srini Pillay