You like to look so busy that others are afraid to bother you. You mutter to yourself, run around the office in a frantic rush and hold up your arm as someone approaches as if to say, “Stay away from me.” That do-not-disturb strategy may keep people from telling you what you need to know. Instead, stay calm and approachable at all times. If someone raises an issue that’s not pressing, say, “Let’s talk about that next week,” or, “If you need help now, please see someone else.”
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