What is the cost of distraction within the workplace? Do the math… if it takes approximately 20-ish minutes to return to the point of focus prior to a distraction, social media continues to increase our level of distraction, well you get the picture. Ongoing distractions impact our ability to concentrate. We live in a world thatContinue reading “Lack of Concentration=Less Productivity”
Category Archives: Mindfulness
Edit. Then Edit Some More
When in doubt, edit. And then edit some more. If you want your stuff read remember this…people are busy. Busy people (and we are all busy people) like bullet points, brief, and don’t have time to read all the adjectives and adverbs you may be including. Edit.
Self Promotion, Introvert Doesn’t Always Equal Shy
“A lot of people assume I’m an extrovert because I’m not shy. I associate more with introversion because I am energized by being alone–in both my work and free time.” The link below is currently my favorite article, with my new favorite “go to” reminders. I’m an introvert, but unless you know me very well,Continue reading “Self Promotion, Introvert Doesn’t Always Equal Shy”
Urgent vs. Important
It is true, many of us work and/or live in environments that are fueled by doing what is ‘urgent’. The question is, who defines what is urgent? It is important to occasionally take a step back and review your own mission, goals, etc. and determine if your daily actions and activities are leading you towardsContinue reading “Urgent vs. Important”
“No” is a complete response. I had the great pleasure of spending sometime this week with a friend and colleague, Deborah Siegel, PhD. While talking with Deborah, she shared something amazing. She said she has a place in her office where she marks down when she says ‘no.’ So why is saying no a bigContinue reading “No.”
Setting a goal is the easy part. Staying focused is when the challenges kick in. And perhaps one of the biggest distractions on the path to achieving a goal is when others question your goal. Recently I coordinated a TEDx event. One of the speakers, a successful English Channel swimmer noted the feedback she oftenContinue reading “Ignore Them”
What Is Beneath The Surface?
What is beneath the surface of your decisions? Do you even consider what the motivators might be for deciding and acting the way you do? While “critical thinking” is a fairly common term and practice, what about “critical awareness”? Critical thinking involves looking into data, etc. when pursuing a decision or outcome. Critical awareness takesContinue reading “What Is Beneath The Surface?”
The Neuroscience Of Positive Leadership
Research on the neuroscience of positive leadership, to me, seems like the best idea ever! If you have positive leadership, creating a positive organizational culture, things start to take care of themselves, ROI, productivity fall into place. http://www.unc.edu/peplab/research.html
There are all types of very important, official sounding words to describe group/team conflict dynamics. We can talk about proportional or perceptual conflict, but what it all boils down to on most occasions when conflict goes from productive to toxic is what I like to call “rats in a cage conflict.” “Rats in a cageContinue reading “Ratty Transgressions”