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Taking Action Against Distractions

Distractions. While one might expect this is simple to define, I say it is anything but! Is social (virtual) networking a distraction? Is answering the phone a distraction? In my terms – with an eye on alignment between action and Strategy – I categorize these as distractions if they divert from Strategy, and as a necessary part of the day if they do not. You can only know this for you and your team if you have clearly defined your Strategy. I’ve sought out other opinions and below you will find the first of several guest posts. I hope you enjoy this post written by John Hagerman, COO of Ontend. – Lori

It’s three o’clock in the afternoon and I’ve been busy working all day long, and I haven’t gotten one thing done that has moved my business forward an inch! I love to get things done, actually I live to get things done, you know, write the list, do tasks, and cross them off the list type of getting things done. Unfortunately, I’ve found that all too frequently getting lots of busy stuff crossed off my list means I’ve totally neglected what matters. This holds especially true when it comes to all the demands and enticements technology creates. (more…)

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