How Well Do You Master Distraction?

meditation-manNo matter how much we have achieved in our careers and in life, there is always more to learn, more to share and more to experience. Being unable to manage multiple demands on time has been many an executive’s downfall; we’re involved with so much, personally and professionally. Sifting through the distractions and focusing on what’s important is what challenges us no matter what road we’re walking.

Curious how an objective observer would say I do in this area, I took Peter Bregman’s quiz on How Well Do You Master Distraction? I hate to admit it, but I scored a 51 out of possible 100! I guess I am still a work in progress! I hope you will do better.

This quiz comes from Peter’s most recent book called 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done, which pragmatically delves into what keeps one, as an executive, from achieving our goals – whether they are personal, professional or in life.

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Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson is ExecuNet's president and chief economist. An Arjay Miller Scholar, Mark received his MBA from Stanford University and a BA in economics from Yale University. He joined ExecuNet in 1993, with extensive marketing and new product and business development experience, having served as president and founder of A&M Associates, an investment management firm. Mark's corporate leadership experience includes several senior marketing and financial positions with RCA Global Communications (a GE subsidiary) and American Can Company.

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