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Unleash Your Genius with Attention Management

Unleash Your Genius with Attention Management

What does it mean to "unleash your genius?" Well first, when you hear the word "genius," what comes to mind? I'm betting you get a mental image of someone like Albert Einstein or Marie Curie.  And, indeed, "a person endowed with extraordinary mental superiority" is...

How to Prioritize

How to Prioritize

You probably know the big stuff you're supposed to be getting done. But what's often less clear is how to accomplish your work priorities when there are all sorts of other, urgent (or seemingly urgent) demands on your time. This comes down to a question of how to...

Distractions Steal More Than Productivity

Distractions Steal More Than Productivity

I've written before about how distractions and the failure to practice attention management take a toll in the workplace. In my latest article for Harvard Business Review, I expand on those themes: Distractions aren't just detrimental to our work. They are also making...

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