Defend Against Distractions and Overcome Your Email Obsessions

email obsessionAccording to McKinsey, 28% of a person’s workday is spent checking email. That’s over one-quarter of your entire business day! It’s a wonder any of us get anything done.

 

Other studies show 26% of employees admit email is their number one distraction. Implement these strategies to defend against email …

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Professional Workplace Environment Awareness

messy office clutter work environment, stress, overwhelm, workplaceAre you paying attention to your workplace environment? As a busy leader, your professional attention and commitment is to ensure the workplace environment creates productivity and team effectiveness.

 

Look around your office right now. Is there clutter everywhere? Does it seem a little crazy or chaotic? Are important files …

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Create Summer Strategies to Pay Attention to Business

summer strategiesDoes your business slowdown in the summer? If so, summer strategies can create ways to pay attention to your team and your business during slower months. The summer is a wonderful time to take business outside, to meet clients outside when possible. This is a great way to mix up …

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Peloton: The Poster Child of Intentional Customer Attention

peloton exceptional customer experience and attentionCreate an Exceptional Customer Experience with Intentional Attention

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’m obsessed with Peloton. What’s a Peloton, you ask? It’s basically a bike that goes nowhere. It is also a case study in my book, Attention Pays.

 

John Foley, the CEO, …

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Pay Attention to Peer Departments

support peer departments What are you doing to pay attention to other departments? That’s right. In today’s organizations, we have so many different business models, we have matrix organizations. Whereas a leader you might have virtual relationships with you, that don’t have a direct line to you but maybe they have responsibilities that …

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Pay Attention to Support Staff

employees talent behind the scenes employees support staffGiving Behind-the-Scenes Staff the Attention they Deserve.

 

What’s your commitment to your staff? Are you giving your support staff of employees who are behind the scenes as much attention and recognition they deserve? I’d like to give you five ways that you can pay even better attention to your …

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Increase Summer Focus by Embracing Intentional Distractions

summer focus distractions productivity work flexible Boost productivity by embracing distractions.

 

Have you ever considered having summer hours? In my small business, we have summer hours that start in June and go all the way to the end of August. Well, what does that mean? It simply means we finish early on a Friday afternoon.…

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Pay Attention in a Matrix Organization to Achieve Results

How can you GET and KEEP People’s Attention in a Matrix Organization to Achieve Results?

Matrix organizations are tough. They force leaders to work cross-functionally, across geographies and across business departments. Successful matrix management requires self-awareness, tenacity, patience and intentional attention.

 

If leaders want to shine in this environment, …

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Commit to Clients and Customers

pay attention to clients and customersConsider the amount of money that goes into acquiring a new customer. Paying sales professionals, product development, marketing, advertising, media, the list is endless. Many of our business costs are associated to attract new customers for the sake of our business growth.

 

Imagine if companies spent as much attention …

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Retain Talent: Pay Attention to Employees

Retain talent employeesThink back through your career and recall the best boss you’ve ever had. What made them so special and unique?

 

Chances are better than not, they gave you authentic, frequent and personalized attention. Whether it was support for a project you were working or inquiries into your goals and …

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