Episode 083: The ADHD Advantage with Dr. Dale Archer

Turning Disadvantage into Advantage

What do David Neelman, founder of Jet Blue, John Chambers, CEO of Cisco, and business mogul Sir Richard Branson have in common? They along with Pink, Ty Pennington, Adam Levine and countless other high profile achievers have publicly embraced their diagnosis of ADHD, and for good reason. In today’s episode, my guest and I discuss how this trait is a blessing, not a curse.

The ADHD Advantage with Dr. Dale Archer

About Today’s Guest

Today’s guest is a Medical Doctor, board certified Psychiatrist and Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is the founder of The Institute for Neuropsychiatry in Lake Charles, LA, a radio and television show host, author of the NY Times Bestseller Better Than Normal and the brand new book that is available today, The ADHD Advantage.

In Today’s Episode

Our guest and I talk about:

  • What is ADHD?
  • What are the symptoms of ADHD?
  • 11% of children ages 4-17 are diagnosed with ADHD
  • ADHD and Multi-tasking
  • What is the “Explorer Gene”?
  • How to embrace an ADHD diagnosis

This interview is a great interview for everyone, not just those with ADHD.  Dr. Archer talks about how we all process information in different ways. The key is understanding how you process information and then learning to use it to your advantage.

Enjoy this interview with my friend, Dr. Dale Archer.

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In Episode 84 we are going to ask a question that is frequently asked in business and leadership circles….Are great leaders made? Or born?  The answer may surprise you.

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  • ADHD is not a “trait.” It is a highly variable syndrome.

    re: “11% of children ages 4-17 are diagnosed with ADHD.”

    We don’t have reliable figures on diagnosis rates. The best we have are results from a phone survey done by the CDC, asking parents, “Has a healthcare professional ever said your child has ADHD.”

    There is no “explorer gene” and Archer is not a geneticist. He’s not even a scientist. So, he really has no business “stretching” the truth there.

    ADHD is not about “how you process information.” There is no such thing as “brain processing.”

    The brain is complex. It’s not a laptop.

    Geez. I know you’re a business-y guy, but try to show some responsibility in the information you share. Promoting misinformation (and disinformation) is not honest or moral.