Canada Logistics Conference 2015  -  Learning Sessions  -  Attention Management

Attention Management

Gain a competitive edge over your distracted competitors by overcoming costly distractions and keeping your team focused on top priorities

Monday, October 26 • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

We’re asked to process three times the amount of information we were in 1960, but we have less space to think and less time to focus. We also marvel at how much more efficient technology has made our jobs, but it has come at the cost of constant interruptions and distractions: from having an overflowing inbox to the entire internet at our fingertips while we’re working, time seems more scarce than ever before.

The result is a drop in productivity affecting nearly every individual in an organization and the organization as a whole. It’s likely that several things are true about your organization. It has fallen victim to today’s countless interferences. It’s unknowingly contributing to its own distraction problems. And it underestimates how much it can do to solve these problems.

After attending this illuminating and empowering session, delegates will be able to:

  • Address the mental habits and mindsets that allow them to become distracted
  • Create strategies and practices to reduce distractions team-wide
  • Streamline workflow processes to minimize the division of attention

This session on overcoming costly distractions will provide simple, yet indispensable strategies for attention management that delegates and their entire company can learn to get back a most valuable resource.

About the speaker:

Curt Steinhorst
Founder & President, The Promentum Group

Curt Steinhorst is the founder and president of The Promentum Group, a communications consultancy that crafts messages for today’s distracted audiences. As its lead consultant, Curt has helped an impressive variety of companies and public figures—from preparing Johnny Manziel for his Heisman trophy acceptance speech (described by ESPN as "the greatest in history") to advising the largest record label in country music on its marketing to digital consumers. As a leading voice on strategic communications in the age of distraction and a certified speaker at the Center for Generational Kinetics, Curt has spoken across the globe to audiences that include General Motors, Raytheon, The Naval Academy, Aspen Ski Co, Hotel Association of Canada, and YPO. His forthcoming book, Cave Dwellers, offers readers strategies for withdrawing from today's distractions to focus on the heart of all great communication—idea creation.

For a hint of what Curt will be talking about at Canada Logistics Conference 2015, you can check out his 3 part video series investigating how we allocate our attention and how we can make better choices about who gets that focus:

Part 1: Is a Newborn Baby a Distraction?

Part 2: The Proper You For The Proper Place

Part 3: I'm Not Touching You!


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