• Driven to Distraction at Work

  • How to Focus and Be More Productive
  • By: Ned Hallowell
  • Narrated by: Christopher Kipiniak
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 11-03-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4.2 (99 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Are you driven to distraction at work? Best-selling author Edward M. Hallowell, MD, the world's leading expert on ADD and ADHD, has set his sights on a new goal: helping people feel more in control and productive at work.
You know the feeling: You can't focus; you feel increasingly overwhelmed by a mix of nonstop demands and technology that seems to be moving at the speed of light; and you're frustrated just trying to get everything done well - and on time. Not only is this taking a toll on performance, it's impacting your sense of well-being outside the office. It's time to reclaim control.
Dr. Hallowell now identifies the underlying reasons why people lose their ability to focus at work. He explains why commonly offered solutions like "learn to manage your time better" or "make a to-do list" don't work because they ignore the deeper issues that are the true causes of mental distraction. Based on his years of helping clients develop constructive ways to deal with distraction, Dr. Hallowell provides a set of practical and reliable techniques to show how to sustain a productive mental state.
In Part 1 of the audiobook, he identifies the six most common ways people lose the ability to focus at work - what he calls "screen sucking" (Internet/social media addiction), multitasking, idea hopping (never finishing what you start), worrying, playing the hero, and dropping the ball - and he explains the underlying psychological and emotional dynamics driving each behavior.
Part two of the book provides advice for "training" your attention overall so that you are less susceptible to surrendering it in any situation. The result is a book that will empower you to combat each one of these common syndromes - and clear a path for you to achieve your highest personal and professional goals.
Cover design by Kimberly Glyder
©2015 Edward M. Hallowell, MD (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
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By Timothy on 06-27-16

Good work

An excellent introduction and overview of the issues with steps everyone could use to improve.

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By Adrienne Moore Baxter on 10-06-17

Scenarios engage my interest

As a person with ADHD, I learn best with the Audible 95% reading speed option.

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By WildMike on 01-26-17

Some good points. Some debatable.

Has areas of quality advice. However, I remain unconvinced of certain recommendations in latter chapters.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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