Give Your Undivided Attention to Others
Updated: May 8
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We’re ALL busy. Our to-do lists seem unending. The urgent (or seemingly urgent) things are constantly tugging at us. Distractions surround us — email, the ringing phone, social media notifications, etc. It’s VERY difficult at times to FOCUS our attention on the important and CONCENTRATE on the matter at hand.
Try this today …. When a teammate or colleague approaches you with a question or for a discussion, give them your UNDIVIDED ATTENTION:
STOP whatever you’re doing
Turn your HEAD and BODY toward them and look them in the eye
Set down your mobile device — your phone, your iPad, whatever
Clear your mind, focus on THEM
Listen with interest and empathy
Ask questions to enhance your understanding
Allow pauses … sometimes they need a couple of seconds before continuing… allow them to continue
Do it out of respect for the individual …. Do it because YOU CARE …. Do it because it’s the KIND thing to do. Just do it.
Give others your undivided attention today!
Andy Robinson, Executive Coach
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