• 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
  • By: Peg Dawson EdD, Richard Guare PhD
  • Narrated by: Randye Kaye
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 23-02-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio
  • 5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Summary

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.

©2016 The Guilford Press (P)2016 Tantor

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"This isn't just a good book, it's a great book!" (Russell A. Barkley, author of Taking Charge of Adult ADHD)

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a must self help book to read.

love it. the narrator was awesome. it's worth it. a must self help book to read 📖

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  • jill
  • 01-03-17

Where are the worksheets?

Would you listen to The Smart but Scattered Guide to Success again? Why?

Yes--this is a great book with good suggestions, but the constant reference to the downloadable worksheets is frustrating. As an Audible purchase, it seems like there's only half of the book available.

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  • 03-08-17

Peg Dawson incorporates research/ practical.

Dr. Dawson has figured out how to help students and adults improve their executive skill functioning in an organized and well thought-out system.

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  • Judy O Myers
  • 03-06-18

I really like the way it's organized

they explain for each of the different aspects of executive functioning, what we know about it what it looks like a case study what the people do about it and why they're approach works. All in all the way that it's broken down, is very helpful to me in understanding different levels and aspect of executive functioning. I learned quite a lot about my own processes.

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  • Yigosh
  • 12-01-17

Do not buy this if you are young adult

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Title is misleading. I'm a young adult but this book is written for full-blown adults with spouses, children and established careers,

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