EPISODE 11 - The Power of Your Attention
How to Boost Your Energy, Align Others and Accomplish More
You simply cannot accomplish all of your goals by yourself. Your role as a leader involves aligning the attention of your team toward a common purpose. But how do you master the art of attention management for yourself as well as the people you lead?
Today on Women’s Empowerment School, Sylvia is walking us through the third chapter of her book, 12 Leadership Powers for Successful Women, ‘The Power of Your Attention.’ She explains why attention is one of our most precious resources and how you can connect with others by addressing their point of focus—and then move their attention in the direction of your desire!
Sylvia discusses the two forms of attention, neutral and charged, offering insight on how we can be manipulated through either desire or repulsion to fixate our attention on someone else’s intended goals. Listen in for a powerful written exercise that will help you harness your own attention and understand why you ARE where you place your attention.
Why leaders need to master the art of attention management
The definition of attention as the brain energy exuded by focus
The idea that ‘you are where your attention is’
How to connect with others by addressing their point of focus
The vital leadership skill of pacing and leading
Why the brain resource of attention is so easily drained
The two forms of attention
1. Neutral – free, at our disposal
2. Charged – through desire/repulsion
How people can be manipulated through charged attention
Sylvia’s powerful exercise of listing your items of fixed attention
How a strong emotional charge can fixate your attention
Why leading with free attention affords you more energy
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