Are you one of those executives who is constantly typing on your crackberry (ooops, I mean Blackberry)? Are you racing from meeting to meeting, call to call, e-mail to e-mail, barely breathing, and certain that nobody understands how busy you are? Have you been without a vacation for way too long? Some organizational cultures I coach in are full of adrenaline addicts. Coffee/caffeine doesn’t help, by the way! Check out this great article by Patrick Lencioni on The Painful Reality of Adrenaline Addiction.
Tom says that adrenaline addiction is a recoverable condition. His self-test can help you determine your level of addiction and some tips on how to overcome your addiction.