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Driven to Distraction at Work


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EDWARD M. HALLOWELL, MD, runs the Hallowell Centers in Sudbury, Massachusetts, New York City, and San Francisco, all specializing in training attention in people of all ages. He lives in the Boston area with his wife, Sue. Visit his website at


"Why do so many people have trouble focusing on the job in hand? This ADD guru tackles the problem of attention deficit in the workplace with tips on braking the habits that undermine effectiveness." -- Qantas The Australian Way " a practical, encouraging guide." -- Booklist "This book deals with a topic of pressing concern for most of us, offering clarity, wisdom and plenty of ideas for getting out of the maelstrom. Each section is built around stories from Dr. Hallowell's practice that seem taken from the people around us, making it all the more compelling." -- Harvey Schachter, The Globe & Mail "When it comes to distraction, Hallowell knows his business." -- HR Professional magazine Many workers will recognize themselves in Hallowell's descriptions and will be game to try his solutions." -- BizEd magazine "Hallowell has sensible advice, and infuses his narrative style with deep knowledge and medical rigour." -- The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development "... the book provides an easy-to-follow recipe for teaching yourself to focus in the midst of the workplace chaos." -- ADVANCE PRAISE for Driven to Distraction at Work: Jeffrey F. Rayport, faculty, Harvard Business School; strategic adviser; and investor-- "Driven to Distraction at Work is an essential survival guide to life in the modern world." Larry Weber, Chairman and CEO, Racepoint Global; founder, Weber Shandwick; and bestselling author, Marketing to the Social Web-- "Dr. Hallowell's stunning new book takes the maze of distraction at work away forever!" Dan L. Monroe, Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Executive Director and CEO, Peabody Essex Museum-- "If you feel like you never have time to do the things you want or, for that matter, to even think about the things you might want--get this book." Marie Brenner, author, Apples and Oranges; writer-at-large, Vanity Fair-- "A must-read for any and all of us who cherish our ability to connect deeply with others as well as to think." Ellen Miley Perry, author, A Wealth of Possibilities; founder, Wealthbridge Partners-- "This book provides explanations, antidotes, and solutions so important that it should be required reading for everyone." Suzy Welch, New York Times bestselling author, 10-10-10: A Life-Transforming Idea-- "Read this book and regain the focus you've inadvertently given away." Tim Armstrong, Chairman and CEO, AOL-- "Productivity is the long-term strategic advantage in today's world, and Dr. Hallowell clearly defines the road map to that advantage--getting things done."

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