18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done

2016 SHRM Talent Management Conference & Exposition

We squander a tremendous amount of our individual potential—and organizations waste a tremendous amount of their people’s potential—by focusing on the wrong things or not following through on real priorities. It’s not that people don’t try hard enough; it’s that their efforts don’t reap the benefits they could. Peter Bregman will set out simple rules for leading in a way that brings focus to an organization and makes the best use of everyone’s talents. Bregman will show how getting people to fit in or fix their weaknesses works against us. Instead, he tells leaders to help people embrace their weaknesses, assert their differences, leverage their strengths and pursue their passions. You will learn ideas, practices, tips, mind hacks and gentle nudges to help you bring focus to your people and your organization. This keynote session will show you:

•  An 18-minute plan to manage your day—empowering you to get the right things done.
 How to get traction, stick to your focus, ignore nonpriorities, avoid the allure of unproductive busyness
   and master your boundaries so you can resist distractions.
 How to build a plan that places people at the intersection of their strengths, weaknesses, differences and
   passions,  maximizing their success and impact on the organization.