Can I Have Your Attention? Ways to cut through distractions at work and home


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It’s not just your attention that’s being stolen—-it’s also your employees’ attention, your organization’s attention, and the attention of your customers. We have entered an age of distraction. Today, we only average three minutes of sustained work before an interruption comes along to distract us. And once we’re interrupted, research shows that it takes us twenty-three minutes to fully return to our original task. Curt Steinhorst talks with us about these distractions and how to regain our focus. Curt Steinhorst is on a mission to rescue us from our distracted selves. Having spent years studying the impact of tech on human behavior, Curt founded Focuswise, a consultancy that equips organizations to overcome the distinct challenges of the constantly-connected workplace. He is a leading voice on strategic communication, speaking more than 75 times a year to everyone from global leadership associations and nonprofits to Fortune 100 companies. Curt is the author of the book Can I Have Your Attention? Inspiring Better Work Habits, Focusing Your Team, and Getting Stuff Done in the Constantly Connected Workplace. Today's show is sponsored by is a leading provider of spoken audio entertainment and information. Listen to audiobooks whenever and wherever you want. Get a free book when you sign up for a 30-day free trial at

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