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“Hold that thought for just a moment.”
“Let me grab this call.”
“Now, where were we?”
How often have you uttered these phrases in conversations that were interrupted by a phone call, text message, or someone just popping into your office? How often have you been in …
I love the Millennial generation. They are my fave by far. I love their insights and ability to change quickly, and they can also learn from generations before them.
I was excited when I recently watched the movie, The Intern, about a Baby Boomer going to work for a
Do you believe your workplace has an attention deficit problem? Do you believe YOU have an attention deficit problem?
Fact is, you are a role model … to someone. The expression “tone at the top” is true. The example leaders demonstrate is often believed to be a requirement employees …
There is a battle brewing in your office for employee attention. The enemy – distraction.
Our workplaces are a littered land mind of distractions. It’s a wonder anyone can survive. Between open concept offices to technological interruptions, employees fight for their ability to pay attention, avoid distractions and say …
Do you remember growing up, parents wouldn’t tolerate interruptions, often saying: “Don’t interrupt when grownups are talking?”
Ever had your parents say “Pay attention to what you are doing?”
Now we ARE the grownups and somehow, we’ve forgotten those very basic rules of engagement.
We cannot …
Distractions cost. They cost us mental energy, quality of work, mental health, focus and productivity.
Did you know it takes, on average, 23 minutes to refocus your mental effort and energy on a task after being interrupted? (University of California, Irvine; Mark, Gloria)
Have you ever considered how …
…and pay attention to what matters most!
How would you define your relationship with technology? Are you able to put it down and walk away from it when someone or something that matters demands your attention? Or, are you denying your technology addiction as you sneak glances at your device …
We are a distracted society. People are distracted staring at their phones – walking down the street, through airports, at restaurants and coffee shops, networking events and family gatherings. We have become so distracted, we are losing the ability to connect with each other and our surroundings.
Trolling. A fishing term for trailing bait and hoping for a bite. In today’s world? The idea of trolls frequently conjures up ugly and distasteful online comments, often left by anonymous sources. These sources are looking for a bite as well, and an opportunity to engage.
When I …
Before we knew it, we blinked and fourth quarter is upon us. Summer’s in the wind, and autumn is in already heading into full swing. Calendars are changing. Next year’s plans are being made. And people are paying attention to what it’s going to take to achieve the end of …