(Not So) Common Sense Attention

thoughtfulYou would think paying attention would be easy, common sense really. And yet, we struggle to pay attention to the aspects that matter most.  As leaders, we have one life to lead, on this one planet, and yet we juggle a multitude of roles at work, at home, and in …

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Our Addiction to Social Media

social mediaApps and social media are stealing our attention. We have become obsessed with likes, retweets, and finding the perfect gif response to post.

We miss the amazing play or moment at the concert because we are updating our Instagram.

We miss the bus because we are enthralled with the latest …

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Intention Makes Attention Valuable

intentionEver thought about the value of paying attention?

 

Attention sometimes gets a bad rap in today’s society. Perhaps that is because we’ve come to associate the concept of attention with unrelenting selfies that scream “look at me’ and the constant sharing of eery details of one’s life on social …

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Protect Your Schedule, Time and Attention

scheduleAre you constantly competing with others over your schedule? Do you feel inundated by a barrage of interruptions and distractions each day that leaves you feeling as if you worked like a crazy person all day and accomplished nothing as a result?

 

 

In my new book, Attention Pays

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Without Focus, Your Team Will Fail (So Will You)

Without Focus, Your Team Will Fail (So Will You)I can tell a lot about the leadership and culture of an organization just by mingling with the employees. What I often witness is an unintended disconnect between what leadership thinks employees are focusing on, versus what they are.

 

As a result, employees are overwhelmed. They feel overworked and …

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You’re Attention is Being Stolen (and You’re Letting it!)

You’re Attention is Being Stolen (and You’re Letting it!)“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 …

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The Millennial Attention Gap

millennial attention gap

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

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Mel Robbins 5 Second Rule Book Review

5 second rule mel robbins book reviewNeed to pay attention to what really matters in your life? Read Mel’s book, 5 Second Rule. 5 seconds will change your life.

 

5.4.3.2.1… that’s it. It’s simple. It’s powerful. Invest your precious time reading this book filled with practical advice and great social media testimonials and proof this …

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The Attention Deficit Workplace – The Answer Starts with YOU!

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 …

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The Enemy of Your Employee Attention

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 …

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