The Smart but Scattered Guide to Success

The Smart but Scattered Guide to Success

How to Use your Brain's Executive Skills to Keep Up, Stay Calm, and Get Organized at Work and at Home

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Are you smart, scattered, and struggling? You're not alone. Cutting-edge research shows that today's 24/7 wired world and the growing demands of work and family life may simply max out the part of the brain that manages complex tasks. That's especially true for those lacking strong executive skills--the core brain-based abilities needed to maintain focus, meet deadlines, and stay cool under pressure. In this essential guide, leading experts Peg Dawson and Richard Guare help you map your own executive skills profile and take effective steps to boost your organizational skills, time management, emotional control, and nine other essential capacities. The book is packed with science-based strategies and concrete examples, plus downloadable practical tools for creating your own personalized action plan. Whether on the job or at home, you can get more done with less stress.

See also the authors' Smart but Scattered parenting guides, plus an academic planner for students and related titles for professionals.
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781462516964
Branch Call Number: 158.1 DAW 2016
Characteristics: vii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Guare, Richard


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Nov 15, 2018

Really interesting and helpful book to understand your executive skills strengths and weaknesses. It's also helpful in better understanding and appreciating the differences in your own executive skill profile, and that of others. Worth perusing!

Oct 15, 2016

This is a very insightful self help program for anyone with executive skill weaknesses. I found this book to be more easily applicable than her book aimed at teens, but that's me.

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