Cameron Gott, PCC
ADHD Coaching for Leaders & Professionals


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Deciphering Guru Talk

Global Creatives love their gurus especially productivity gurus like Stephen Covey and David Allen of GTD fame. We especially love their elegant yet simple principles for greater productivity (and happiness). Yet, with that love comes a raw frustration, too. Take Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Nothing makes more sense to an innovator with ADHD yet is so challenging to consistently implement.  Ever wonder why?

Here they are as a refresher:*

Habit 1: Part I - Be Proactive: Principles of Personal Choice Part II - Intentional Choice and the Circle of Influence

Habit 2:  Begin with the End in Mind: Principles of Personal Vision

Habit 3: Put First Things First: Principles of Integrity & Execution

Habit 4: Think Win/Win: Principles of Mutual Benefit

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood: Principles of Mutual Understanding

Habit 6: Part I - Synergize: Valuing Differences Part II - Synergize: Embracing Process

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw: Principles of Balanced Self-Renewal of body

Would you believe that ADHD disrupts the development and implementation of every single habit from Covey’s list?

Every single habit!

Over the next few weeks in this Guru Talk series, we’ll take a look at each habit, how ADHD throws a wrench into the game, and more importantly, what a Global Creative can actively do to neutralize the negative effects.

---- * From Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.