I have always had a not so great, maybe even poor, attention to detail. Honestly, I can’t even tell where it comes from, but I have tried to correct it and have never found enduring success. I’m much better at business development, PM, etc. but god save the queen if I ever need to write a legal memo or do a forensic audit.
Anyone else in this boat? What’s the point at which you’ve seen this hold people back?

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I've noticed that I make the most mistakes when i have too much to do so I rush through things. Prioritizing work helps a lot. This way I set aside time to give projects that attention they need.

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I was in the same boat when I was overwhelmed by having too much on my plate. Prioritizing tasks in order of importance or due date helped me a lot!

I have always been a person that prefers the big picture rather than the details. I had to learn to pay attention to details to keep going up the corporate ladder. Tasks took me longer until I developed a system, but I recommend having a check system.

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How can you be good at BD, PM if you can't pay attention to details

Because I put controls in place - those really have been my guardrails

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I don't know why but keeping a checklist helped me remember tiny details. I almost always overlook them so I tried this strategy and so glad it helped me manage everything better.

I love me a checklist. Agree how useful it is!

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I used to be outstandingly bad at details. Then as a manager I was put on a data reconciliation project with freshly minted grads as team members. I went through hell - but i discovered that if i want I can focus and do very detailed stuff. It was more to do with focus and patience.

Now as a partner occasionally pick up datasets which my team has worked on a redo some tests to keep my practice. I also diligently review my MIS and not just rely on it.

I still hate detailed stuff. But it's just another mental muscle that needs to be developed and exercised.

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