Making ADD Work

Work ADD to your best advantage, from 9 to 5.

by Blythe Grossberg, Psy.D.
Penguin, $13.95
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I’ve always had the gut feeling that having ADD has worked to my great advantage,” writes David Neeleman, CEO of JetBlue Airways, in the preface of Making ADD Work. From this opening note through the concluding pages of her book, career consultant Blythe Grossberg focuses on the positive attributes of ADD.

This shame-free message rings clear and strong in the section titled “Getting Help.” Grossberg reminds us that no one does everything well. She encourages us to delegate responsibilities and turn to coaches and therapists for support. And she does her part to help readers stay on track by summarizing highlights at the end of each chapter.

As any adult ADDer knows, the right work environment can make a huge difference in productivity and performance, and Grossberg offers practical solutions based on her clients’ experiences. For example, Jeff, a computer salesman, knew he worked better when he wasn’t “chained” to a desk. Switching from a desktop to a laptop computer gave him the freedom he needed to move around – and succeed at work.

Grossberg interviewed hundreds of adults with ADD, from office workers and ADD coaches to CEOs and entrepreneurs, and she fills her book with their inspiring stories. If you benefit from reading about others, Making ADD Work can help you develop the confidence to see success as a possibility.