Do you have difficulty starting projects, working toward your goals, or overseeing the productivity of others? You’re not alone. This Tip looks at the distractions that can keep us from focusing on our work – and shows how to overcome them.
We expect ourselves to concentrate, be creative and hugely productive. Often unconsciously, we are involved in habits that directly reduce our ability to concentrate. Simon Tyler’s top ten list will bring your attention to some quick boosts to concentration.
Want to be more productive? In this week’s Tip, a new contributor, Natalie M. Houston, shares a great idea on how to protect your focus and attention during your “always on” day.
I love, love, love reading. Going to the library and picking up a stack of new books is always the first step in getting ready for vacation! The trick is to read every day, vacation or not. This week’s Tip reminds us of the importance of continual learning and that you can do it in little sprints each day. Angie and Courtney share 5 suggestions to build reading time into your schedule.
As we are getting close to the half-way mark for 2011, I thought it was a good time to check in on your goal progress. Michael Neill’s article this week gives us permission to put aside the “loaded” goals on your list. You know those goals that you’ve given so much significance and meaning? Just put them aside for now. Read on to learn more.
When I am in the process of making a decision, I’m not always clear on what it is I want. Many times I get there by stating what I don’t want. This week’s Tip, by William Howatt, follows a similar process by providing behaviors that are not recommended for leaders. For those of you who are interested in what behaviors could guide you as a leader, I have provided in the Insights section below The Lone Ranger’s Creed.
Chris Widener’s simple process for setting goals can ensure a higher likelihood of achievement.
Remember the simple power of the breath, and use it to focus.
Feeling overwhelmed or lost? Here are some things to think about.
Do you turn to the mundane to manage your pain?