Praise for "Focus"
"Insightful, thought-provoking, and highly practical, "Focus" is an invaluable resource for anyone who wants more deeply to understand how to motivate others."
- Gretchen Rubin, author of "The Happiness Project"
""Focus" is an exciting and important new book that brings motivational science to life in a remarkably practical way."
- Daniel Gilbert, Ph.D., author of "Stumbling on Happiness"
"In Focus," Tory Higgins and Heidi Grant Halvorson explore the difference in motivation orientation between those who are optimistically going for the win (Promotion) and those who are pessimistically avoiding the loss (Prevention)--and how the difference in focus plays out in their work, family, and decisions. The key to focus: find the motivational fit. For leaders and managers of people, this is must reading" it's like finding the missing link in human evolution or the Rosetta Stone in language translation."
- Ken Shelton, editor, "Leadership Excellence" magazine
"In anything-but-routine fashion, the authors describe a fundamental difference in the way we seek and achieve success. Their description is so wide-ranging yet integrative, so entertaining yet instructive that I am able to offer an assertion of my own: If you are one of those people who want to be successful, you should read this book."
- Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D., author of "Influence: Science and Practice"
"Every once in a while a book comes out that changes the way you see yourself, other people, and the world. This is one of those books. Read it."
- Peter Bregman, author of "18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done"
"Most people think that motivation gets them energized to act. "Focus "lifts up the hood on the motivational system and shows how competing motivations to achieve positive outcomes and avoid negative ones influence work, love, and parenting in unexpected ways. The book is filleshow more