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.
- 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.
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