ATTENTION ALL BOSSES! HOW TO ACTUALLY HELP AN EMPLOYEE WHO IS ADHD

ATTENTION ALL BOSSES! HOW TO ACTUALLY HELP AN EMPLOYEE WHO IS ADHD

You’d be surprised how a couple of very simple strategies can shift behavior and output enormously. We are all human and want to be acknowledged, valued and recognized for the work we do. Why struggle when you can live in the solution rather than the problem?

 

A SENSE OF URGENCY HAS GREAT JOB VALUE! YES! THAT'S IT!

A SENSE OF URGENCY HAS GREAT JOB VALUE! YES! THAT'S IT!

I read an article by Ron Aldridge in 2001 which I have kept and love to this day. At the time, he was the Publisher of Electronic Media, and I was developing and running a mentoring program at the media company I worked for. It stopped me in my tracks, and I have used it and quoted him ever since. He talked about a sense of urgency having great job value and I said "That's it"! That is what separates the good from the great, the fun from the boring, the doers from the procrastinators. How many people do we all know who just "get by" every day? Plodding along without passion or enthusiasm for what they are doing.

A Google Executive speaks about giving herself a break!

A Google Executive speaks about giving herself a break!

I thought that it would be interesting to post an excerpt from a live interview I did recently with a Google executive. She is clearly very successful, has advanced in her career and with all of that, struggles like we all do, to manage the tsunami of information bombarding her every day. I love what her take away "strategy" is for managing it all, so I wanted to share it with you.

Why Work Isn’t Working: Too Much Information, Too Little Time.

Why Work Isn’t Working: Too Much Information, Too Little Time.

For well over a decade, I’ve had the good fortune to work with overwhelmed, overworked, distressed and distracted business people (some of the best minds in finance, media, real estate, you name it — resumes a mile long and multiple degrees from Ivy League schools) who tell me that they’re stuck in an endless loop of accumulation without relief; literally hundreds of people, each unique in their strengths and personalities, but all alike in their desire to succeed and fear of the obstacle course that stretches out before them day after day.

Good Questions Create the Loop for Great Communication and Results

Good Questions Create the Loop for Great Communication and Results

As coaches, we are trained in the art form of communication. We are trained to ask questions, to be curious, to not have the answers but rather to encourage inquiry. After all, I believe that if we aren't asking the right questions (or good questions), how can we expect to get good answers or even the right information? We are so used to telling rather than asking.