Distraction: Top Strategies for Overcoming Our Inattention

Thursday, May 02, 2024 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Virtual Event

The average person is distracted or interrupted every 40 seconds when working in front of their computer. In other words, we can’t work for even a single minute before we focus on something else. Sometimes it’s easy to get back on track. But over the course of a day, our attention often gets derailed, and it can ultimately take 20 minutes or more to refocus. We all would like to accomplish more, and the first order of business is to become less distracted. We can do this by focusing on today’s scarcest resource and the secret to high performance and fulfillment: attention. Using the latest research in neuroscience; the guiding principles outlined in Daniel Goleman’s classic book, Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence; and wisdom from other experts in the field of business consulting and management—join us as we discover strategies for overcoming distractions and staying in the zone.

Presenter: Katherine McHugh, M.S.; Mindfulness Educator

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