Opinion

What is Attention Management?

We all know quite a bit about Time Management.  Its often-neglected cousin is Attention Management – and this, it seems, we know much less about.  And Attention Management, in my humble opinion, is the currency of the 21stcentury.   Attention management is the habit of controlling distractions, being present in the moment and maximising focus, so that you…

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Are You Living a Life of Choice?

Our lives and lifestyles have changed over the past 100 years or so – dramatically. And this change has accelerated over the past 20 years.  Change is not necessarily a bad thing – on the contrary – a lot of the changes to our lives have been remarkably empowering.  A century ago, it was not even remotely possible…

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The Impact of Procrastination

  I think it is fairly obvious that procrastination works like a set of brakes when it comes to how much we achieve in a day.  The more we procrastinate, the less we get done.  It is as simple as that.   Yet, a great many people still procrastinate – either consciously of subconsciously. One would…

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Busyness is the new status symbol

  In the not-too-distant past (think fifties to nineties) one was perceived to be successful and “rich” purely by owning status symbols like nice cars, bling-y watches or being able to go on holiday to a sun-soaked beach resort in Southern Europe.   I still remember my awe when I had a meeting with a…

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Striking the Right Balance

Life is complicated these days. We are expected to be “on duty” almost 24/7 – replying to e-mails, completing reports, attending meetings – the To-Do list seems endless. We face demands on our time from various angles and trying to fit it all in is an impossible feat. In fact, we now work longer hours…

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“Mistakes” are excellent opportunities to learn

  From an early age we are taught that mistakes are wrong. Something to be avoided at all costs. Our education system is designed to punish those who dare make mistakes or fail. We grow to fear failure and avoid it like the plague; to the extent that we’d rather tell little lies than admit…

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Are you using Viking Laws in your business?

  During a recent trip to Norway, I came across a set of Viking Laws. As I read through these old laws, it struck me how absolutely relevant they are in today’s business world too! Now, I’m most certainly not going to copy all the Viking Laws into this article, but I do want to…

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