2012 in Words: Leadership

This month we’re talking about the concept of leadership.  Before you decide that this post isn’t for you, think again.  If you interact with people on a daily basis you are in a position to influence people, and a good portion of leadership is influencing others.  So no matter what your job title at work or position in life, you can be, and are, a leader.  Today we’re going to talk about one of the most important aspects of being a leader.  Jim Rohn says it well:

“Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.”

One of the reasons good leaders are successful is because they have learned how to fully give their attention to tasks and people.  They know that to show others they respect, value, appreciate and love them they need to not be doing multiple things at once, especially they’re working on something really important.  Now, we’re all guilty of multitasking, and sometimes it’s OK.  But if you’re working on a relationship or really trying to accomplish something, the best thing you can do is give it your full attention.

But not only does this show respect, and help build your leadership status, it also is a great tool for you.  Focusing on just one thing can greatly reduce the amount of frustration you have, help you accomplish more, and help you do more quality work.  It also helps you set aside quality alone, quiet time for recharging and personal development.  You deserve your full attention just like those around you.

Are you a serial multitasker?  What areas of your life would improve if you started focusing on one thing at a time?

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