Recently, I was named the lead author for Psychology Today’s Digital Leaders column.
The column is focused on transforming the digital age through revolutionary leadership (e.g., the impact of social media, tablets, etc. on leading new generations entering the workforce).
I want to make sure that you have access to this information and going forward, I will be adding the articles to The Project Box. Below is the debut article. Enjoy!
Are We Becoming An Ostrich Nation?
5 Essential Tips To Get People to Focus
Everywhere you look nowadays you will see people with their heads down texting while walking or driving; as a result, people rely more on their peripheral vision to avoid colliding into others.
When I think of this I’m reminded of ostriches because they bury their head underground to sleep yet they are still in danger because their body is exposed to the outside elements.
Technology has evolved to a point that we are constantly stimulated with information. As leaders, our challenge is to get people to focus on one activity at a time. For the opening statement, that’s just simply walking or driving.
When I hear people say, “I’m an excellent multi-tasker”. One would imply that this individual could handle many activities at once; however, we all know that it’s hard to focus when our head is in 15 different places.
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