Attention Skills

Personal Development


A distracted employee is a less effective employee. Employees who do not pay attention can waste valuable time and make careless mistakes. Your participants will be more efficient at their job, make fewer mistakes, and be more productive overall.

Attention Management is a useful skill that allows managers to connect with their employees on an emotional level and motivate them to focus on their work. Our workshop will help your participants reach their personal and in turn company goals. They will gain valuable insight and strategies into what it takes to be more attentive and vigilant.

Attention Management Course Outline:

Module One: Getting Started
Workshop Objectives

Module Two: Introduction to Attention Management
What Is Attention Management?
Stop Thinking and Pay Attention!
What Is Mushin?
What is Xin Yi (Heart Minded)?

Module Three: Types of Attention
Focused Attention
Sustained Attention
Selective Attention
Alternating Attention
Attention CEO
Attentional Blink

Module Four: Strategies for Goal Setting
Listening to Your Emotions

Module Five: Meditation

Module Six: Training Your Attention
Focus Execute
Case Study

Module Seven: Attention Zones Model
Reactive Zone
Proactive Zone
Distracted Zone
Wasteful Zone
Case Study

Module Eight: SMART Goals
The Three P"s
Evaluating and Adapting

Module Nine: Keeping Yourself Focused
The One Minute Rule
The Five Minute Rule
What to Do When You Feel Overwhelmed

Module Ten: Procrastination
Why We Procrastinate
Nine Ways to Overcome Procrastination
Eat That Frog

Module Eleven: Prioritizing Your Time
The 80/20 Rule
The Urgent / Important Matrix
Being Assertive
Creating a Productivity Journal
The Glass Jar: Rocks, Pebbles, Sand and Water

  • Attention management
  • Attention Workshop objectives
  • 0-Pre-Assignment Review
  • Attention 1 Getting Started
  • Attention 2 Introduction to Attention Management
  • Attention Mod2
  • Quiz - module 2
  • 01-Attention
  • Attention 3 Types of Attention
  • Attention Mod3
  • Quiz - module 3
  • 02-Focused Attention
  • 03-Sustained Attention
  • 04-Selective Attention
  • 05-Types of Attention
  • 06-CEO
  • Attention Class Article
  • Attention 4 Strategies for Goal Setting
  • Attention Mod4
  • Quiz - module 4
  • 07-Vision
  • 08-Prioritization
  • 09-Re-gating
  • Attention 5 Meditation
  • Attention Mod5
  • 10-Brainwaves
  • 11-Gamma Waves
  • Brain Waves and Meditation Article
  • Attention 6 Training Your Attention
  • Attention Mod6
  • 12-Proactive Zone
  • 14-Wasteful Zone
  • Attention 7 Attention Zones Model
  • Attention Mod7
  • 13-Distracted Zone
  • Attention 8 SMART Goals
  • 15-SMART Goals
  • 16-SMART Goal Priorities
  • 17-Evaluating and Adapting
  • Attention Mod8
  • Attention 9 Keeping Yourself Focused
  • Attention Mod9
  • 18-One Minute Rule
  • 19-Regaining Focus
  • Attention 10 Procrastination
  • Attention Mod10
  • 20-Procrastination
  • 21-Frogs
  • Attention 11 Prioritizing Your Time
  • Attention Mod11
  • 22- 80-20
  • 23-Urgent Important
  • 24-Rocks
  • 26-Training Attention Management
  • 25-Thinking
  • Cognitive Rehabilitation Article
  • Visualization Article
  • Washington Post Article
  • Closing
  • Recommended Reading List
  • Final Test (Attention Skills)
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever