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Category: paying attention

“Being present” (or not) sends a powerful message to those around you

Are you “present” in your conversations with others?  I asked this question back in December 2009 after an unpleasant experience with a professional colleague.  If the mail I get on this subject is any indication, this apparently continues to be

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Sometimes it is better to enjoy the moment (rather than trying to understand why)

Last November I was in Manama, Bahrain and since it was my first visit to the country, I made it a point to save a couple of days to “play tourist”. One of the many remarkable places I visited was

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Pay attention to slow trends as well as sudden changes

The “frog in boiling water” parable may not be true, but it still offers a valuable lesson to leaders about the importance of paying attention to slowly-developing trends.

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Are you “present” in your conversations with others?

When a staff member of co-worker comes to talk to you, do you get easily distracted by other pressing issues or the people around you? How does that make the other person feel?

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