The Attention-Deficit Workplace
Winning Strategies for Success in Today’s Fast-Paced Business Environment
“The pre-eminent playbook for thriving and winning in the turbo-charged world of 24/7 companies.”
— Jonathon Spalter
on the author's experience as a business leader, lecturer and
e-commerce pioneer, here’s an important book that offers smart, timely
advice on how to succeed in today's workplace.
executive is like a sprinter poised at the beginning of the race. He or
she sends an e-mail, takes a speakerphone conference call, signs a
contract to close a deal, practicing the balance of office yoga, all
the while nursing a morning latte gone cold. These simultaneous demands
placed on the executive are an inevitable part of managerial life that
can lead to either stress or success.
how does one effectively manage these competing demands in the
attention-deficit workplace? The answer can be found in the highly
informative and entertaining book, THE ATTENTION-DEFICIT WORKPLACE (THE
LYONS PRESS, JUNE 2005), which offers over 50 experience-based parables
and lessons. The topics covered are essential for working executives
and managers, home-based business owners, job-seekers and even people
who never have to work again.
- How to persuade others to accept and implement your ideas.
- How to handle office romances.
- How to manage your personal "ATM" (Attention Time Machine).
- How to make multitasking more effective.
- How to handle office nuisances such as "spam people."
- How to get your resume noticed.
- How to manage the daily onslaught of e-mails.
- How to avoid stress and workplace conflict.
- How to make multitasking work more effectively for you.
author, Mitch Thrower, takes readers on a breezy, insightful journey
filled with lessons on how to successfully navigate the
attention-deficit maze that is so familiar in today’s workplace.
Growing up in Westport, Connecticut, he learned firsthand from his
father who was a television pioneer and president of WPIX TV in New
York City, and his mother who was one of Jacqueline Kennedy’s executive
assistants in New York City, the importance of time and attention
management. In the span of just one decade after finishing college,
Thrower founded and later sold a student travel business, became an
owner of Triathlete magazine, and was co-founder of The Active Network,
Inc., (Active.com) which is the world’s largest sports software,
marketing and commerce service provider. Active.com was named Inc.’s
99th fastest growing company in 2004 and now employs over 300 people.
Thrower is also a fourteen-time Ironman Triathlon finisher. Thrower
shares with readers his experiences, business know-how, mistakes made,
and lessons learned in this valuable book.