Magazine article Management Today

Brainfood: Your Route to the Top - Slow Down to Achieve

Magazine article Management Today

Brainfood: Your Route to the Top - Slow Down to Achieve

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Give it all you've got. Direct all your attention to what you're doing now, and do it brilliantly. Don't let your mind rush on to the next task until you've finished this one.

Listen a bit longer. We tend to jump in with an answer before we've got all the information. Letting the other person speak will ensure that they feel heard, and may make feel them more positive about our proposal.

Let other people make the mistakes. The first to market doesn't always succeed. The second and third to market can learn from the lessons of the pioneer and avoid their mistakes for a fraction of the cost.

Learn your habits. Work out where your rushing causes you to make mistakes - leaving your keys at home, your mobile in the office, or your head in the last meeting. Use a prompt as a reminder to slow down. If the shower curtain features in your early-morning rush, use it as a trigger to alert you to take a breath and cut your speed. …

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