SQUIRREL! Tips & tricks to improve your focus

The NeuroLeadership Institute, a leading global research organization and the pioneer of bringing neuroscience to leadership, reports that we are only truly focused for an average of six hours a week. A week!

Given that we are working with only 3.5 percent of our week, it’s pretty important that we make those few hours count. That’s where focus comes in.

Here are some tips and tricks to help you become less distracted and work more efficiently by improving your focus.

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