Your phone is ringing, someone is in your office asking you questions about an important project they’re leading, and you are in the middle of packing up your briefcase for a 3 – day business trip when someone else comes in your office and says, ‘boss, we have a problem.’
It’s time to focus.
Exceptional leaders have the mental toughness they need to be able to focus.
Easy to say.
However, with the whirlwind of distractions we are faced with, difficult to do.
Based on my experience there is not a single method of instantly achieve focus that works for everyone. To help you, I came across this article containing tips from 11 – high performers who explain how they focus instantly. In summary:
- Slow down.
- Take water to the face.
- Envision yourself in the ring.
- Design the soundtrack of your life.
- Unleash feel-good hormones.
- Visualize the desired result.
- Engineer peak performance.
- Seclude yourself.
- Meditate on your ‘why’.
- Be intensely interested in the other party.
- Find your flow.
All great suggestions to consider. Read the whole article here.
My leadership tip for you this week is to identify at least one new technique from this list to help you achieve instant focus on challenges thrown your way … because they will be thrown your way.
As leaders, we need to be focused and we need to be prepared.