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Choice of attention

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Choice of attention

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In today’s world we are bombarded by visual, auditory, and sensate stimuli, alongside volumes of cognitive and emotional data with associated relational complexities. If we were to pay attention to everything, we would quickly become overwhelmed. So, how do we decide where to put our attention? How do we separate what is important and/or relevant from the background noise?

Indirectly, these questions have always been an aspect of my approach to more productive leadership conversations: if we can be clear what matters in terms of both purpose and relationships, and not be distracted by extraneous issues, we can make better choices in what we say and don’t say. (more…)