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Managers: Get Things Done More Efficiently

Managers: Get Things Done More Efficiently


Leaders, managers…  how often have you asked a team member to do something and found that it didn’t get done when you expected?

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Try this today… Tag ALL of your requests with a due date and time, particularly those that are time senstive and impact a due date or deadline that you have ownership date. Ask them:

  • When can it be done – date and time?
  • Is there anything else I have given you that you’ll need to re-prioritize to get this new request done at that date and time?
  • What will be the obstacles to getting it done by that date and time?
  • How will you overcome those obstacles?
  • Are you fully committed to your indicated date and time?
  • If not, what date and time would you be fully committed to?

Make a habit of tagging your request from others with a due date and time and observe the difference it makes.

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Andy Robinson Andy Robinson, founder of Career Success Partners, is a leading authority on career success and a 15-year career coaching veteran.