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July 3, 2023

Deadlines and Promises – a Mind Tools Coaches' Blog

"I'd overcommitted myself – only to find I couldn’t possibly deliver on everything I’d promised. I had no choice but to communicate the issue in the best way I could."

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June 15, 2023

Time to Focus on Our Dangerous Lack of Focus

"Stolen Focus" is a wake-up call. It deserves our attention – if we can spare it!

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September 22, 2021

Take Charge of Your Time – Mind Tools Expert Voices

Recently I've gained more choices about how to organize my time. And it's made me look more closely at how well I'm really doing it

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August 17, 2020

Attention and Focus – #MTtalk Roundup

I often recall as a child being told to "pay attention" or "just focus." Whether I was gazing dreamily out of a window or grappling with a confusing subject, I remember parents and teachers alike despairing at my inability to concentrate

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June 20, 2019

The Psychology of Learning - Secrets of the Magicians!

Have you ever been astonished by a magician's trick, and then tried to work out how they did it? Maybe, in the cold light of day, you found yourself wondering why it was so easy for them to fool you! If so, then you've done more than just try to solve a particular bit of […]

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August 23, 2018

Should You Play Music at Work?

"Oh come on! Who put this song on AGAIN?!" "Are you kidding? It’s a classic." "I don’t care, it’s been on FIVE times today already!" At this point I look away and put my headphones on. Partly to drown out the commotion, but also because I can't stand that song, either. I want to listen […]

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