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When trying to regain focus on tasks, Mindfulness training is very useful. It's basically a meditation technique, inspired by Buddhism. According to scientific studies, as little as two weeks of such training can significantly improve one's reading comprehension, working memory capacity, ability to focus and neglect distractions whenever they occur. In ...


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Your boss is living two roles. One is the boss and the other is a mentor. This is very common, many bosses do and we should be grateful. However, the double role creates confusion in his mind and also in yours. You both need to be careful. The boss relationship is formal and legal and accordingly must be given higher priority over mentoring. Mentoring is an ...


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I'll try and answer this as general as possible, since your question is extremely vague. You don't need to come off as some dark figure, but you also don't need to be the peppy go lucky person people like. Or perhaps you could be that peppy-go-lucky person, but once people begin to 'walk all over you', you can become stern. Or maybe you could even pursue a ...


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You say you forgave them, but it seems it is still bothering you. If you don't want to interact with them any more, go one step further : forget them*. Yes, it is easier said than done, but "Why should you lose time thinking about people you don't like ?" (from one of Dale Carnegie's book, I don't remember the original author) Moreover, you are giving them ...


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I think you are doing the right thing, but it's how busy you are and how others perceive your response to them. IMHO a good approach, if you are worried about the interrupter, is to make eye contact and say "Just give me 10 seconds". Then immediately turn and finish the thing you were doing, or paste/write/jot down a reminder of where you were at. Then, ...


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So if the interruptions are causal chat-type ones then I would recommend wearing headphones (don't have to listen to music, just if you are wearing headphones it makes you a touch less approachable). If they are more responsibility based then I'd recommend Randy Pausch's tip (the quote is taken from his time management talk transcript at ...


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There are times for stemming off interruptions, and times for welcoming them. Investing in relationships helps you to become more likable, which is probably the most important factor in getting a job (ref. within Richard Wiseman's 59 Seconds). One might think that you could get things done a lot more efficiently by knowing the right people, and by ensuring ...



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