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Working with Mindfulness by Dr. Josie Seydel, Dr. Michael Sinclair

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Chapter 2

Improve focus and productivity

‘Productivity rests on focused human attention.’

Jeremy Hunter, PhD, Professor at Drucker School(on executive management and MBA)

Among the many praises sung to the fruits of mindfulness, perhaps the loudest and most attractive to businesses has been that of the impact of mindfulness practice on increasing productivity and focus among employees. This may come as no great surprise but in this modern age the need to sharpen job-focused attention and harness specific skills designed to improve work-related efficiency has never been more pressing.

In this chapter we hope to help you understand:

  • What it is that gets in the way of our task-focused attention and resultant level of productivity.
  • How we can ...

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