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Focus and Attention


Dr. Daniel Goleman




Psychologist Daniel Goleman shot to fame with his groundbreaking bestseller Emotional Intelligence. Raw intelligence alone is not a sure predictor of success in life. A greater role is played by 'softer' skills such as self-control, self-motivation, empathy and good interpersonal relationships.


I'm very pleased to be here. And thank you for that introduction. Tonight this evening, I'd like to call your attention to attention. And let me begin with a story. It's about a classic experiment in social psychology.

It was done many years ago at the Princeton Theological Seminary with divinity students, each student was told that they're going to give a practice sermon, they'd receive a topic to prepare, and then they go to another building, and give the sermon to be evaluated.

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