Achieving Focus

According to psychologist William James, “genius is nothing but a power of sustained attention.” In this course, participants will unlock their inner geniuses with exercises designed to maintain clarity, create “flow,” and nurture high-performance. We will cover many approaches, including the counterintuitive tactics of “anti-goals” and “not-to-do lists,” deliberate-practice techniques of Olympic athletes, brief guided “mini-meditations” favored by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, and mental frameworks of military generals and Nobel Laureates. Focusing is a skill that can be trained with personalized strategies to build confidence and reduce anxiety.

  • Topics
  • Audience
  • Instructor
  • Making the most of your time at home and at work
  • Strengthening your focusing “muscles” to avoid distraction
  • Planning and controlling your environment to maximize focus
  • Collaborating and prioritizing under pressure
  • Facilitating proactive responses to emerging issues
  • Mastering the principles of Attention Economics
  • Why productive focus ranks among the most important success factors
  • The pitfalls of continuous partial attention
  • Anyone who wants to improve their efficiency when working on tasks and projects.

Arthur Thuot is the facilitator at StoryCorp, a company that delivers storytelling workshops to business and government. Previously, he served as a project director for a media agency in Europe, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific. He holds an MFA from the University of Florida and an HBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University.

Online Distance Learning 

Certain sessions of this course are now offered online via live video conferencing. Online session are indicated in parenthesis in the box below.

Register today by selecting an online session.


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Achieving Focus (Online session)
November 30, December 1, 2021
9:00 - 12:00
Achieving Focus (Online session)
February 7, 8, 2022
9:00 - 12:00
Achieving Focus (Classroom session)
July 6, 2022
9:00 - 16:00

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