Why don't we pay attention anymore?

All of that data flying at you by e-mail, instant message, cell phone, voice mail and BlackBerry--it could actually be making you dumber. Dr. Edward Hallowell, a psychiatrist who specializes in attention deficit disorder, has identified a related disorder he calls attention deficit trait, and he says it's reaching epidemic proportions in the corporate world. "It's the great seduction of the information age," Hallowell tells News.com's Alorie Gilbert. "You can create the illusion of doing work and of being productive and creative when you're not." Dr. Hallowell dispenses some advice worthy of your attention in Why don't we pay attention anymore?

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson was a founding instructor at Pragmatic Institute, a role he held for more than 15 years before he left to start Under10 Playbook. In his return to Pragmatic Institute, Steve supports the complete learning path for product teams, ensuring they are fully armed for success. 

Over the course of his career, Steve has helped thousands of companies and tens of thousands of product professionals implement product management processes. He has worked in the high-tech arena since 1981, rising through the ranks from product manager to chief marketing officer. Steve has experience in technical, sales and marketing management positions at companies that specialize in both hardware and software. In addition, he is an author, speaker and advisor on product strategy and product management.


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