Duane Gordon, Creative Genius and ADHD Hero

Interview by Judy Brenis, ADHD coach, AAC Fifteen years ago, Duane Gordon was about to lose yet another job. His marriage was on the rocks and he admits, “I was a lousy husband and father.” Flash forward to today and Gordon, who was officially diagnosed with ADHD in 1998, can now boast, not only of […]

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Value of Strengths in the Workplace

Success in the Workplace for ADHDers

By Linda Walker According to recent studies, adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) are almost eight times more likely to report occupational impairment than non-ADHDers.  In his book, ADHD in Adults: What the Science Says, Russell Barkley says: “Adults who grew up with ADHD are likely to have a lower socioeconomic status than their brothers […]

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Recognizing ADHD at Work

Organizing Your Time & Space

By Rachel Rosenthal Strisik, JD Let’s face it: life is hectic. We might wish we could get around it, but sometimes life gets messy. We can’t control much of the chaos that surrounds our everyday lives, but we can control – at least partially – the space where we live and work. Most often, our physical clutter leads […]

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Planning for Success

Getting Personal With Your Planner

By Becky Wheeler My ADHD clients often seek help with planning, time management, and accountability. Although they each share similar concerns about remembering appointments and completing tasks on time, the causes and the solutions to these obstacles are as unique as the individual. Using a planner, or agenda, is the standard answer but the way […]

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Saying No Means Saying Yes to Success

The Awesome Power of “No”

By Dan Pryor I love helping my colleagues. Saying “yes” makes me feel important and it pleases them. But sometimes I over-commit because I like saying yes. Volunteering provides opportunities to participate in fun, energizing or very important projects, but I suspect that I – and many other ADHD’ers – often say yes because we […]

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ADHD in the Workplace: Still Much to Do

By Linda Walker Most adults with ADHD find their challenges most daunting in the workplace. This is not to say ADHD is not an issue in other areas of life, it certainly is, but work related problems often spill over into other domains. When you’re struggling to keep up with demands, working long hours and […]

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Succeeding With a Lack of Structure: Tips for Working On Your Own (Part 1)

We’ve all heard that entrepreneurs are more likely than those in traditional fields to have ADHD or similar traits. Several of the most famous entrepreneurs around have said that their ADHD or LD was in some way an asset on their journey to success. Indeed, many of us seem to gravitate toward work situations where […]

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Succeeding With a Lack of Structure: Tips for Working On Your Own (Part 2)

By Alan Brown  In the last issue of the ADDA eNews, I described a benefit of working in a corporate or group environment; the inherent structure that provides an external scaffolding. ADHDers often lack a strong internal sense of structure. As a result, working at home or independently can be a real challenge. Without the […]

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Succeeding With a Lack of Structure: Tips for Working On Your Own (Part 3)

By Alan Brown   In the last couple of issues of ADDA’s eNews issues, I’ve described the contrast between working in a corporate or group environment versus working independently – at home or otherwise on our own. While we ADDers often gravitate toward the latter, such unstructured environments lack the “safety net” of an external […]

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