I wanted to title this post: Do you really give a damn? Do you really care about your job, your co-workers, your clients, even your family?
More and more I see people texting at meetings instead of listening. Checking email while working on other projects. I am just as guilty. In the last meeting I had with a fellow co-worker, my computer beeped twice notifying me of incoming emails, my phone vibrated, and I had a brilliant idea pop in my head that distracted me from the topic at hand. Does that really show that I care?
Two Questions That I Struggle With
- What does it take to give 100% to another person?
- What does it take to give 100% to the task at hand?
Create an environment that allows you to focus 100% on the person or the critical task. Remove distractions. Close your email. Focus.
It is more than just showing you care. A lack of focus can actually make you less efficient and even stupider. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1046286576946413103.html
It is up to you to provide the leadership
Change happens when you make the decision to give 100% to the person or task at hand. Decide today to cut off all other options. The world demands 100% from you. To fully give 100% attention is rare. Choose to be remarkable.