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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How to Achieve the Ideal Workday

ideal workdaySit back and imagine your ideal, perfect workday. What would it look like? Would it be a day without meetings? Perhaps it would be a day without interruptions. Maybe your ideal workday is one where you are focused on accomplishing the monumental task that has been occupying too much headspace.…

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(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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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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Your 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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