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It appears someone in the office is sabotaging the work of one of my telecommuting employees.
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Forget the stale advice of writing a to-do list based on high-to-low priorities. You’ll wind up getting ensnared in the first few items and never progressing.

Focus on what counts

by on March 1, 2001 11:00am
in Office Management

I have an employee who procrastinates with every assignment. Then he rushes to finish. It drives me crazy because I’m never sure he’ll get it done.
I’m supposed to train my replacement to do some technical aspects of my job. I try to be patient, but this person just doesn’t get it.
Yesterday, I was late to work and didn’t stop as I turned into the company parking lot. I just missed hitting my boss’s boss. I drove on, but I think he saw me.
By sharpening your thinking skills, you can climb faster. Try exercising your brain in new ways—and let your bosses know what you’re up to.
You’ve identified an executive who would make a great mentor. Now your challenge is to build a relationship with that person.
Dishing out orders will backfire if employees tire of your bossiness.
Describe peers by their actions, not labels.