Overloaded circuits: why smart people underperform.

@article{Hallowell2005OverloadedCW,
  title={Overloaded circuits: why smart people underperform.},
  author={Edward M. Hallowell},
  journal={Harvard business review},
  year={2005},
  volume={83 1},
  pages={54-62, 116}
}
Frenzied executives who fidget through meetings, lose track of their appointments, and jab at the "door close" button on the elevator aren't crazy--just crazed. They suffer from a newly recognized neurological phenomenon that the author, a psychiatrist, calls attention deficit trait, or ADT. It isn't an illness; it's purely a response to the hyperkinetic environment in which we live. But it has become epidemic in today's organizations. When a manager is desperately trying to deal with more… CONTINUE READING
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