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BUSINESS SKILLS

FOCUS ON THE WILDLY IMPORTANT

Jonathan Gifford

IT IS EASY to become distracted and even overwhelmed by the sheer number of things that apparently have to be done. Highly effective leaders focus on a small number of core goals that will have a significant effect on a wide range of other targets.

Concentrating on these “wildly important” issues clears the mind and is a key factor in achieving improved productivity and a better work-life balance.

The idea

Stephen Covey, management and leadership author and co-founder of the FranklinCovey Company, says, “You need to narrow your focus down to the one, two or three most important ...

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