In his book Deep Work, Cal Newport distinguishes between “deep work” and “shallow work.”

Deep work = The ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time.

Shallow Work = The frantic blur of e-mail, social media, and simple, logistical tasks that leave you feeling like a human network router.

Identify 1 thing you’d like to go deep on this week. Carve out 3 hours of uninterrupted time on your calendar. Ideas for leadership topics to go deep on include clarifying your vision, goal setting, planning, preparing feedback for your team, and reading about a management challenge you face.

Adam Chalker