The power is in the focus

I spent an hour last night listening to an awesome webinar featuring Jeffrey Schwartz (author of The Mind and the Brain) and David Rock (author of Quiet Leadership) as they discuss the neuroscience of leadership at strategy-business.com. It covered some very interesting ideas and I highly recommend it. Fascinating stuff.

A couple of gems from it: “A working definition of wisdom is prioritizing in ways that help you keep your eyes on the prize.” We have the veto power to recognize distractions and focus our attention back on what’s important. Rather than think “focus, focus, focus” simply notice distractions and re-direct with “no, that’s not what I’m going to work on.”

Total Picture Radio also has a 27 minute audio interview with David Rock.

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2 comments on “The power is in the focus
  1. Lisa says:

    I think this is so true. Last night I literally started to glue a broken ornament THREE times before it happened because I was distracted by equally important things to do. I saw those tasks on my way to the drawer where the glue lives…and the rest is history. I had to force myself to ignore those other things and tackle the original project before moving on.

  2. Monica Ricci says:

    Focus is SO much where the power really is. We all get distracted, but it’s those who can master distraction resistance who are uber-productive and successful. Some days it’s easier than others. 🙂
    ~Monica

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