Home > Blog > #PKMChat 2016-11-30 Focus


During a recent PKMChat ideation session on starting a book club interest was expressed in the topic of ‘Focus’ and a request was made that we have a chat on this topic. Today we’ll explore what focus means, why it’s important and how to improve it.

“Focus is the ability to put your mind where you want, when you want and for how long you want to.”

Daniel Goleman

We’ve started curating links to resources in our Diigo PKMChat group and tagging them with ‘Focus’:


And Michelle Ockers has a Pinterest board with visual content (eg. infographics) on topic of ‘Focus’:


If you’d like to contribute resources to either collection request access as a collaborator in either Diigo or Pinterest.

PKMChat being about Personal Knowledge Management encompass Knowledge lifecycle in general. Our first chat was about learning, acquiring Knowledge. Our second is about sharing it. Week after weeks we will switch from one end of the lifecycle to another while exploring all the channels that could be used: social, formal, writing, videos. Feel free to suggest topics by tweeting to @pkmchat.

Michelle’s Pinterest


Links on Diigo #PKMChat group with Focus tag https://groups.diigo.com/group/pkmchat/content/tag/Focus


Icebreaker: Give a recent example of when you were focussed.

  • Q1: What does focus mean to you?
  • Q2: Why is focus important?
  • Q3: Share a ‘fun fact’ about focus.
  • Q4: What is a challenge you have with being focussed?
  • Q5: How can you improve your focus?
  • Q6: Share a resource you find helpful on focus.
  • Q7: What have you learned in this chat? What will you do with it?
  • NB: Questions are subject to change without notice.