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Being busy: Blights and beatitudes

Focus means concentrated attention. It refers to conscious and intentional actions by a person to achieve a particular objective. One needs discipline to overcome tendencies to deviate. It is easier said than done with regard to maintaining focus. 

... It is easier said than done with regard to maintaining focus. Henry Mintzberg, a veteran management scholar discussed this in his book, The Nature of Managerial Work. Managers must typically work on a variety of tasks simultaneously and rely on their colleagues to complete a job.

Published: 29Apr2015

Why Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are so successful, in one word

When Bill Gates first met Warren Buffett, their host at dinner, Gates’ mother, asked everyone around the table to identify what they believed was the single most important factor in their success through lifeGates and Buffett gave the same one-word answer: “Focus.”

... The answer is to develop and value both types of focusProfessor Henry Mintzberg taught that there are two sources of strategy:

Published: 15Jul2014