The Practicing Mind: Developing Focus and Discipline in Your by Thomas M. Sterner

By Thomas M. Sterner

In these occasions once we are looking to gather a brand new ability or face an impressive problem we are hoping to beat, what we want so much are endurance, concentration, and self-discipline, characteristics that appear elusive or tricky to take care of. during this attractive and sensible ebook, Thomas Sterner demonstrates the best way to study abilities for any point of lifestyles, from golf to enterprise to parenting, through studying to like the process.

Early lifestyles is all approximately trial-and-error perform. If we had given up within the face of failure, repetition, and hassle, we might by no means have discovered to stroll or tie our footwear. So why, as adults, can we frequently surrender on a aim whilst first and foremost we don’t prevail? In his examine of ways we examine (prompted through his pursuit of disciplines equivalent to song and golf), Sterner has chanced on that we have got forgotten the rules of perform — the method of deciding on a objective and using regular attempt to arrive it. The tools Sterner teaches convey that perform performed competently isn’t drudgery with a purpose to mastery yet a satisfying strategy in and of itself, one who builds self-discipline and readability.

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41 Empowerment is where employees are given the responsibility for making decisions about their own work. g. employees are free to manage their own workload/diary). g. working from home instead of the office). g. the ability to work flexible hours). g. how they structure information in a presentation). What are the benefits of having an empowering management style: • For the employee? • For the manager? • For the organization? • For the customer? My experience of working for a manager, called Chris, who had an empowering style was very positive.

For the organization? • For the customer? My experience of working for a manager, called Chris, who had an empowering style was very positive. It was timeefficient, as I knew what I needed to do and I could just get on and do it. I felt that my ideas, efforts and opinions were valued. I enjoyed being given the freedom to work 42 the way that I wanted to work and I genuinely believe that it brought out the best in me. Hopefully you can identify with having had this kind of experience too. Chris shared with me what influenced him to manage in this way.

33 • What could you do differently to ensure a higher level of customer satisfaction? When distributing work, you must ensure that the following things are achieved: Distributive justice People need to feel that the distribution of work has been fair, in terms of the quantity, quality and schedule of when the work will take place. This is known as distributive justice. This can be achieved by allowing the team members to divide up the workload between themselves, which works well if everyone in the team has an equal say and they can agree a solution that everyone is genuinely happy with.

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