You didn’t get to where you are now without seeing and seizing opportunities. Your ability to focus, to hone in on the strengths and weaknesses of the work at hand, and to convert that focus into action, is why you have the power and influence you do.
But the busier you become, the more fractured that focus gets. Out of necessity and efficiency, you may put your attention on autopilot for everything but the most urgent problems. Add in being connected to a screen for 10 to 12 hours a day, and your attention muscle is absolutely shot.
Compromised attention keeps you from seeing the whole picture of your team, your work, your company, or the implementation of your vision. You are both burning yourself out and costing your team a vital resource.
As you do squats to build core strength, so can you rebuild your attention. Here are four ways to start.