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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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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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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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 mine 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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Think You’re Paying Attention? You’re Not! Say “NO” to Interruptions

interruptions distractionsDo 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 …

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Pay Attention to this Hot Mess… a practical guide to organizing!

When I heard the title of my talented organizing friend, Laurie Palau from Simply b Organized, new book, I smiled – Hot Mess: A Practical Guide to Getting Organized. 

This book is funny, valuable and a great easy read.

This book will also help you identify the root of your …

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When You’re Just Too Busy – Attention Pays!

We wear busy like a badge of honor. Busy has become a status symbol within our society, which is crazy when you stop to consider how terrible it is to our productivity, personal well-being and relationships. We believe if we aren’t busy, we aren’t productive. Problem is, being too busy …

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Get Others to Pay Attention to Your Thought Leadership

Have you ever heard the term ‘Thought Leadership’ and wondered what it was and who gets to call themselves a ‘Thought Leader?’ True thought leaderships shapes and shifts ideas, perspectives and focus in others.

 

Thought leaders don’t just know something, they are known for something. People often consider themselves …

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