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Leadership trainer Jeremie Kubicek outlines his theory of why social media usage doesn’t lead to “social intelligence.” He offers precepts and strategies for living a consciously determined life with clear goals and deep involvement in the lives of the people with whom you interact on a daily basis. He provides instructions on how to be “in the right gear at the right time” to achieve more productive outcomes and enriching relationships. getAbstract recommends Kubicek’s article to anyone who finds they are checking social media too often and might be losing touch with what’s going on right in front of them.

About the Author

Jeremie Kubicek wrote the books 5 Gears: How to Be Present and Productive When There Is Never Enough Time and Making Your Leadership Come Alive. He is the founder of Giant Worldwide, a leadership consultancy firm.

 

Summary

Do you check your Facebook feed as soon as you wake up each morning? How often do you walk down the street with your eyes glued to the screen of your smartphone? How many evenings have you and your loved ones spent staring at a TV, with little or no conversation among you? The more you connect virtually, the less you connect in real life. Aside from the physical maladies that arise when you stare at a screen all day, there are real-world implications when you hyperfocus on social media. Constant use creates unhealthy attention on people who aren’t necessarily important...


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