Harnessing attention in organizations

… because time is no longer our most limited resource;  attention is


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Productivity is killing innovation and hurting our careers

This is and excerpt from ‘Busy’ adapted and published by Fast Company There’s no shortage of advice out there for making you more productive, and plenty of it works. But the emphasis on productivity has gone too far, and it’s holding back not just innovation but our own careers, too. Be Less Productive And More


To get the most out of your day, manage your attention not your time

[Article first published in Quartz.com, 14th September 2015] …in an information-rich world, the wealth of information means a dearth of something else: a scarcity of whatever it is that information consumes. What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and

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Time management is only making our busy lives worse

[This article was first published in Quartz.com]   “Tess…started her way up the dark and crooked lane not made for hasty progress; a street laid out before inches of land had value, and when one-handed clocks sufficiently sub-divided the day” (Thomas Hardy). Imagine your life without time; without a constant sense that you’re running behind,

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Email is the TV of work

It can feel good to flop in front of the TV at the end of a busy day. With a simple click you are transported and entertained. You can switch off your brain. The same is true at work. It feels good to flop in front of your screen and with a click disappear into