6 Easy Ways to Pay Focused Attention
That you deserve, and so do they.
These are for you to work into your 1-2-1s, so try them on 𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗲 and they will grow on you!
1. Take a couple of deep breaths and 𝗰𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱 before you start.
2. Find a 𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗲𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗳𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲. Hang up a Do Not Disturb sign.
3. Remove any 𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀, such as paperwork, phones or email pings.
4. Even virtually, 𝗮𝘃𝗼𝗶𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗱 to do anything else.
5. 𝗟𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗸. Even if they stop, give them a mome…
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When we spend time in the space of things we cannot change, we are either venting and showing our frustration and anger - neither of which are valuable things to waste our energies on (well, not longer than a minute or two at most!).
Or we are externalising blame for something we could do something about, but it would require us to make a significant effort to stare into something almost too challenging.
Let go of w…
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You are back in control of what you have control over. And that's always you.
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Such that we lose sight of what we are really there to do, which is lead our people in a kind, supportive and developing way, as well as deliver the bottom lines demanded of us.
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