Executive Skills

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There are a whole range of supervisory skills that we use to manage new and challenging circumstances. These include planning, estimating, organisation, judgement, reasoning, self-monitoring, picking up errors, adapting to novelty and flexibility. When these “executive skills” are mildly affected, you may just be overwhelmed at particularly busy or difficult times. You can tell you have encountered excessive demands, because you will discover that you have not managed to meet all your priorities, for example. However, if these executive skills become more significantly compromised, then you find you feel snowed under by everyday tasks, if they are too numerous. Signs that you are struggling with executive skills include:

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