609: Why You Need to Stop Multitasking and Start Singletasking with Devora Zack


Manage episode 273116019 series 2391186
By Pete Mockaitis. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Devora Zack debunks multitasking myths and shares how singletasking can help you get more done– one thing at a time.


1) Why multitasking reduces your efficiency

2) How to unplug effectively

3) Why we get addicted to multitasking

Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep609 for clickable versions of the links below.


Devora Zack is CEO of Only Connect Consulting, a Washington Post bestselling author and global speaker with books in 45 language translations. Her clients include Deloitte, Smithsonian, Delta Airlines, the FDA, Johns Hopkins, and the National Institutes of Health. She has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, US News & World Report, Forbes, Self, Redbook, Fast Company, and many others. She is the author of Networking for People Who Hate Networking, Managing for People Who Hate Managing and Singletasking.

• Book: Networking for People Who Hate Networking, Second Edition: A Field Guide for Introverts, the Overwhelmed, and the Underconnected

• Book: Singletasking: Get More Done-One Thing at a Time

• Book: Managing for People Who Hate Managing: Be a Success by Being Yourself

• Website: MyOnlyConnect.com


• Book: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

• Mythology: Odysseus

• Personality: Douglas Merrill on Multitasking

• Personality: Elinor Glyn

• Personality: Philo of Alexandria

• Personality: Steven Pressfield

• Term: Cluster tasking


Hydrant. Hydrate all the more effectively, efficiently, and deliciously! Listeners save 25% at drinkhydrant.com/awesome.

Magic Spoon. Enjoy free shipping on delicious, healthy, high-protein cereal that reminds you of childhood. Free shipping on the variety pack at magicspoon.com/HTBA.

617 episodes