Learn to manage your attention to get more time and become more productive.

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Managing your attention means you can get more out of your day. In a world that is full of distractions trying to get your attention we must treat it as a commoditiy. Feel and be more productive by using the 80/20 principle for maximum results. There are many tools you can use to help achieve this goal, but the idea is to manage your attention so you can feel a sense of accomplishment. Attention Mangement is economy.

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Learn to manage your attention to get more time and become more productive.

  1. 1. Time and Attention Management Understanding, attention, is the new Economy and how to get focused.Thursday, March 4, 2010
  2. 2. Welcome to aThursday, March 4, 2010
  3. 3. Defining a leaderThursday, March 4, 2010
  4. 4. Leaders use time effectively & are personally disciplined.Thursday, March 4, 2010
  5. 5. Act with can be trusted, do not let you down.Thursday, March 4, 2010
  6. 6. Are able to respond and make quick decisions rather then react.Thursday, March 4, 2010
  7. 7. See things from other points of view.Thursday, March 4, 2010
  8. 8. Lead by example They become the change they want to see.Thursday, March 4, 2010
  9. 9. Common Leadership Challenges Managing Competing Tasks Responding vs. Reacting Work/Life Balance Empowering OthersThursday, March 4, 2010
  10. 10. Beneficial areas of focus Time & Attention Emotional Intelligence Coaching SkillsThursday, March 4, 2010
  11. 11. ATTENTION management?Thursday, March 4, 2010
  12. 12. Attention Economy Attention economics: An approach to the management of information, that treats human attention as a scarce commodity, and applies economic theory.Thursday, March 4, 2010
  13. 13. What is the significance of one hour of your attention, what about 30 minutes?Thursday, March 4, 2010
  14. 14. Where does the time go?Thursday, March 4, 2010
  15. 15. Information OverloadThursday, March 4, 2010
  16. 16. Information Avalanche 1750-1900 150 years to double 1900-1950 50 years to double 1950-1960 10 years to double 1960-1992 5 years to double Estimates have the sum of all human knowledge doubling at the rate of every 24 months.Thursday, March 4, 2010
  17. 17. Distractions & InterruptionsThursday, March 4, 2010
  18. 18. In 2007, a group of Microsoft workers, took on average 15 minutes to return to serious tasks, after dealing with incoming e-mail, if they returned at all. * New York TimesThursday, March 4, 2010
  19. 19. Executives waste six weeks per year searching for lost documents. From a survey of 2,600 executives by Esselte, maker of Pendaflex and Dymo. FastCompany Magazine, 8/2004Thursday, March 4, 2010
  20. 20. Thursday, March 4, 2010
  21. 21. Managing Competing TasksThursday, March 4, 2010
  22. 22. Recent studies at the University of London, Show that your IQ falls 10 points when you’re fielding constant e-mails, text messages, and calls.Thursday, March 4, 2010
  23. 23. The same loss as losing a night’s sleep, and more then double the point loss of smoking marijuana.Thursday, March 4, 2010
  24. 24. On a typical day, office workers are interrupted about seven times an hour, which adds up to 56 interruptions a day, 80% of which are considered trivial, according to time-management experts. Wendy Cole, TIME Magazine, 10/11/2004Thursday, March 4, 2010
  25. 25. SolutionsThursday, March 4, 2010
  26. 26. The info limit, internet research, media, non-fiction.Thursday, March 4, 2010
  27. 27. Avoid and Eliminate Distractions (Turn off and Tune In)Thursday, March 4, 2010
  28. 28. Thursday, March 4, 2010
  29. 29. Minimize multitasking. focus and complete individual tasks, whenever possible.Thursday, March 4, 2010
  30. 30. Thursday, March 4, 2010
  31. 31. Use Communication to your advantage.Thursday, March 4, 2010
  32. 32. Requester Is this urgent? When does this need to be done? What is the level of priority? What needs to be accomplished? Can you give me a moment, and I will be right with you?Thursday, March 4, 2010
  33. 33. Requesting Is this a good time? Do you have a moment? Did I catch you at a bad time? Can we schedule some time to go over this?Thursday, March 4, 2010
  34. 34. Set boundariesThursday, March 4, 2010
  35. 35. Boundary ToolsThursday, March 4, 2010
  36. 36. SchedulesThursday, March 4, 2010
  37. 37. Time BlocksThursday, March 4, 2010
  38. 38. AppointmentsThursday, March 4, 2010
  39. 39. Meeting Time LimitsThursday, March 4, 2010
  40. 40. AgendasThursday, March 4, 2010
  41. 41. Be Pro-Active I will be working on an important project for a couple hours, so please hold your questions, write them down and I will meet with you at this time.Thursday, March 4, 2010
  42. 42. Let people know if they should stop, enter carefully, or come right in.Thursday, March 4, 2010
  43. 43. Respond using AADC Acknowledge Ask Determine CommunicateThursday, March 4, 2010
  44. 44. Acknowledge the person, question,request.Thursday, March 4, 2010
  45. 45. Ask questions, find out level of priority, is it urgent, what does it require of you.Thursday, March 4, 2010
  46. 46. Determine what, when, how you will approach it.Thursday, March 4, 2010
  47. 47. Communicate it be clear on whether you will handle it now, in an hour or in five minutes.Thursday, March 4, 2010
  48. 48. Steps to SuccessThursday, March 4, 2010
  49. 49. Get OrganizedThursday, March 4, 2010
  50. 50. Make Vilfredo Proud! Consolidate Like Tasks If you focus 20% of your energy in one place, you will get 80% of your results. Pereto’s theory.Thursday, March 4, 2010
  51. 51. Prioritize: Do it, Delegate it, Defer it, or Dump it.Thursday, March 4, 2010
  52. 52. Schedule in your tasksThursday, March 4, 2010
  53. 53. Set whatever tasks you should repeat, on auto-pilot. Including weekly scheduling.Thursday, March 4, 2010
  54. 54. Stick to the time blocks; take advantage of the 80/20 principle.Thursday, March 4, 2010
  55. 55. If you do nothing else. Schedule a repeat time once a week, to get organized, and focus on your week. Stick to it, for awesome results.Thursday, March 4, 2010
  56. 56. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” -AristotleThursday, March 4, 2010

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