Time Management and Fried Attention Spans. Saying "No".

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Tech People Leadership

August 20 · Issue #68 · View online
Links, notes and opinions for leaders in the tech industry.

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Our Attention Spans Are Fried. What To Do About It.
“I don’t have time to think strategically”.  Or, more often, “I don’t have time to think”.  400-500 emails a day, Slack, endless meetings - what to do?  It’s not a new problem, and there’s no magic bullet.  But you don’t have to be dominated by interruptions, massive information flow and your calendar. Some places to start, below…
Why Our Attentions Spans Are Shot
Distractions Are a Nuisance, But Infinity Pools Are The Real Problem
Americans Think Busyness Signals High Social Status — Quartz
The Power of Anti-Goals – Andrew Wilkinson – Medium
The Steve Harvey Effect: How To Be Ruthless With Your Time Without Being Ruthless With Your Team
The Psychological Importance of Wasting Time — Quartz
Management
Ask Hn: What Mistakes in Your Experience Does Management Keep Making? | Hacker News
Please Make Yourself Uncomfortable - What Product Managers Can Learn from Jazz Musicians - Ken Norton
The 7 Deadly Sins of User Research – David Travis – Medium
Onboarding
Onboarding: a Case Study in Better Onboarding (Part 2)
Leadership Skill Of The Week: Saying "No"
Take The Lead » The Art of Leadership Is Saying “No”
10 Ways to Say No Gracefully | Fire Inside Leadership
Quotes
“Optimism assumes all will go well without our effort; pessimism assumes it’s all irredeemable; both let us do nothing”
          
Rebecca Solnit
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