Watch a video, produced by the National Center for Learning Disabilities, about executive functions: click here to access the site.
Also on the NCLD site, an article of interest: What is Working Memory, and Why Does it Matter?
What are executive skills? Read about them at this wikipedia site: Executive Functions.
Article: Lazy? Or Not
Dawson, P., & Guare, R. (2012). Coaching Students with Executive Skills Deficits. The Guilford Press
Dawson, P & Guare, R. (2009). Smart But Scattered. The Guilford Press