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Raise Your Game: How to succeed at work by Peter J. A. Shaw

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Chapter 13. Keep Your Focus

We are forever getting diverted by interesting or irritating things. We are addicted to email, our Blackberry or our mobile phone and as a consequence are always flitting from one thing to another. The immediate is forever driving out the important. How do you cope with this relentless pressure so that you keep your focus on what is most important? This chapter looks at the sort of focus you are looking for to ensure successful action, take hard decisions and build in effective communication.

Why is keeping your focus important?

Being clear about your focus will increase your likelihood of success. At the same time, you need to guard against focus leading to being blinkered and ignoring key new information or perspectives. ...

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