My colleague has AD(H)D – what now?

I recently got the following request from a close friend: “Do you have any advice for managing employees with ADHD? I’ve just had a chat with staff member who has been really struggling and it turns out that he is ADHD. Any hints?” I realised I had already written quite a few posts on the subject but always from my own perspective. So this was a great opportunity to create a follow up from the other side of the table. Warning: this will be a long read 😉 first and foremost Acceptance is the number one priority. Both from your

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Making ADHD work – Getting Stuff Done!

This is ridiculous. About 6 weeks ago I wrote a series on making ADHD work (landing page) and the one with the title getting sh*t done ends up staying in draft till now (can’t tell you what ‘now’ will be yet). Procrastinators Unite … tomorrow! It’s the single most annoying thing about ADHD. Putting off stuff to do in five minutes – later – tomorrow. There are multiple reasons for procrastination: It’s is so hard to concentrate on something that when we have focus, it’s impossible to allow something/someone to interrupt that. Once interrupted it’s gone. This is why I

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Making ADHD Work – wait, I had to pick up the kids?

This is probably the simplest and best life-hack ANYONE out there will be able to use at their advantage. But as mentioned before; for me this is only way I can make it work. Implementing this in your daily life and it will bring the efficiency in the relationship with your partner to a whole new level, avoiding a lot of possible daily conflicts. Blabla … 3:30PM … blabla After work everyone comes home, having been in traffic for 90 minutes after a long Monday of fighting a huge backlog of work. Father throws some stuff in a pan to

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Do I have ADHD?

The more I write about ADHD, the more there are people whom feel related. It’s actually quite normal as the majority of adult people with ADHD are not diagnosed. Yesterday someone commented that it even frightened him. So I guess that before I scare too many people with more stories I’d better try to get you relieved from that paranoia. I’ll talk about Symptoms and we’ll finish with What’s Next. However: if everything I say here hits home, it can be a very emotional experience and you are up for a roller-coaster. Born to be wild ADHD is a physical

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Making ADHD work – I’ll do that in a minute

So, We've had an introduction two days ago why I wanted to write some stuff on ADHD. Yesterday I shared some self-reflection tips on your career-path and feeling good about what you are doing. Today I'll start with practical life-hacks that make my life a lot easier. Short attention span You are driving in your car and a very specific idea pops up in your mind (happens on the bike as well of course). You have no way to note it down so you keep repeating it in your head because you’ll be home in just 2 minutes. At that

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Making ADHD work – the careerpath

Yesterday I shared for the first time some insights in how I got diagnosed with ADHD at age 30. It probably will not surprise you that discovering this so late in life has a huge impact of personal and professional life. In this first blogpost in a series of how I learn to deal with ADHD I’ll show my insights on how ADHD changes your career path decisions. Although it is specifically related to having ADHD, the logic kind of works for everyone! Get out while you can! I got diagnosed at a time where I was failing the majority

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