We spend a lot of our time staring at screens–computer screens, phone screens, TV screens–dividing our attention between the screen and the people around us. That says: “You’re not important enough for my full attention” to others. Here’s a better idea.
When someone approaches you, acknowledge them (“Hi, give me a moment”). Then save the file or whatever you need to do so you don’t worry. Turn toward the person and tell them you’re ready to talk (“OK, now I’m all yours”). Concentrate on the person and your conversation. And don’t sneak any peeks at the screen.
Bonus Tip: Relationships require attention
Relationships are one of the keys to happiness, but you must give them time and attention if you want your relationships to flourish.
This is only one of 347 tips in my ebook, Become a Better Boss One Tip at a Time.