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If Only I Had Known Before I Bought a Smartphone

Have you ever been so excited to buy something new you fail to consider how it might impact you in the long run? Let’s face it; rarely do we ever consider the long term consequences of our purchases and impulsive needs, especially when it comes to technology – like the …

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We Are a Distracted Society – Distraction Decays. Attention Pays.

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.

 

We have

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What a 5-Year Old Can Teach You About Listening and Why You Must Pay Attention

We’re told from a very young age to pay attention. From our parents. Teachers. Then bosses and gurus.  But I don’t think it means what we think it means. At least I don’t after a very smart lesson from my young friend Donovan.

 

I was sitting in the kitchen …

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Maximize Joy in Others Giving Attention When it Counts

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On Air with Ella is an ah-mazing podcast full of ideas to maximize joy in life by paying attention to what matters most. An inspiration for fitness, happiness and well-being, Ella interviews many professionals and uncovers the secret to success in business and life. Listen in to our interview

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Achieve Peak Performance – Pay Attention to YOUR Well-Being

Some of the smartest and most successful people I know understand in order to have the ability to work at peak performance levels requires incredible energy and stamina. To have that consistently, one has to schedule recovery time. It’s as important to your bottom line as landing that big client …

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SHRM Annual Conference Paycom Break Room Podcast

SHRM Annual ConferenceEvery year, the Society of Human Resource Management SHRM annual conference is held so that HR professionals from around the world can gather and learn from industry experts, and share their experiences. Paycom attended the 2017 SHRM annual conference in New Orleans to meet with industry thought leaders, SHRM volunteers …

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Who is Your Pete? B Cellars Attention to Customers

B Cellars Extraordinary Customer Experience“Welcome to B Cellars,” she said with a huge smile.

 

It was one of those insanely hot days in Napa, in the middle of summer, and we were greeted with her kindness and a cold drink and informed our guide Pete would be with us shortly.

 

This …

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Intentional Attention: Tips for Today’s Leaders

intentional attentionAs leaders, it’s important to not just listen to the words people say, but to really pay attention to the intent behind them as well. When we do, we can get a more in-depth perception of what our team members are really trying to communicate.

 

People, your team members, …

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Posted in Attention Pays, How To Articles, Mentoring productively, Productive Relationships by Neen James.
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The Perfect Introduction in 6 Words or Less: Give Attention to Get Attention

clay hebert the perfect introductionI am constantly looking for people or brands that are truly paying attention to what matters, whether it is the brand they’ve built, the community that they serve, or maybe it’s a product they’ve created. Meet one of the smartest guys I know, Clay Hebert.

Clay has trained senior …

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How to Create an Agile and Flexible Work Environment

flexible work environment Meeting the challenges of today’s workforce and competitive markets means strong leadership has to pay attention to detail and lead with a whole new kind of flexibility. When they do, creativity, productivity and profitability go up – and attrition, team disputes and burnout go down.

 

 

I’m often called …

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