Submitted by Tribble on
I took the DISC assessment and came out a high I in the Promoter category.
When I listened to the podcast and they talked about starting and not finishing things and not being that organized and I thought that is me.
I think the way I have been dealing with this is to have people who are good at those things do that for me. I can learn to be more organized though.
Are there any podcasts on finishing what you start as in how to keep on track and also getting organized?
I have trouble paying attention at meetings too. I tend to drift off in thought when people are going on and on. I find I am missing important points even with note taking.
Posture in Meetings -Read Seven Habits\GTD
there is a podcast http://www.manager-tools.com/2008/05/effective-meetings-behavior-part-5-... where Mark and Mike discuss posture in a meeting. these habits may help you to stay engaged during meetings.
To help you get organized, I highly recommend reading two books.Getting Things Done by David Allen The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey. In David Allen's case, you may want to read his most recent book - Making it all work first as it is an easier read and a great overview of the overall system.
One phrase caught my eye:
One phrase caught my eye: "I have trouble paying attention at meetings too. I tend to drift off in thought when people are going on and on. I find I am missing important points even with note taking."
Being a high I doesn't imply an inability to focus or a tendency to get lost in thought. There are many high I's who have no trouble staying focused in meetings or listening to people carefully, and who don't drift off in thought.
Perhaps it's something else that's causing you to lose attention.