John shares his approach to leading as an entrepreneur with ADHD. He also reflects on the tricks that help work with—not against—ADHD and how the two types of ADHD impacts function in work and business. For John, it's important to respect how your teams work best as a leader. One way to do that is to refrain from delegating work during the weekends, especially at night.
In this episode you will learn:
- Businesses aren't systemized to maximize talents with mental conditions
- The Inattentive and Hyperactive-Impulsive Types of ADHD
- Mindfulness helps ADHD
- Having a #2 in your organization is crucial
- Your team don't work the same way you do
- And so much more!
About John Torrens:
Dr. Torrens is an award-winning Professor of Entrepreneurial practice and two-time Inc. 5000 entrepreneur. He was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult and has experienced both the negative effects as well as the positive effects related to starting and growing a company.
He is a healthcare and education entrepreneur with 25 years leading high-growth companies with experience in developing high-performing teams, raising capital, and both buy/sell-side M&A. Dr. Torrens is a faculty member of the Syracuse University Whitman School of Management's Department of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises.
He is a frequent guest speaker and executive education instructor in the areas of entrepreneurship, strategy, and corporate innovation. Dr. Torrens is a TEDx speaker (ADHD as an Entrepreneur's Superpower) and is quoted frequently in print media, has written several articles, and has delivered multiple presentations on the business of healthcare.
Dr. John is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and served in multiple volunteer leadership positions, including a term on the International Board of Directors (2013-2015).
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