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Leading Teams: Mastering multi-tasking

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"You mean we don't have the Flame- Kist plans ready yet?" Jackie asked Sean. "Aren't they supposed to pick them up tomorrow?"

"I know, boss, I know," Sean replied. "I just need Hans and Heather to be able to focus on Flame-Kist for about three hours. But I can't. We're also doing the submittal for the City Hall project, which isn't due for two weeks, but which is so much more complicated we have to start now. And then there's ..."

"Stop. I don't want to know. You're going to kill me, because I just came from Truck Paradise, which needs sketches for an expansion ... in two weeks."

"Boss," Sean concluded, "maybe we should just do one thing at a time."

In a fast-paced environment, team leaders may find that multi-tasking leads to multiple headaches, not greater productivity. But often it's necessary to work on tomorrow's projects before you're done with today's. Here's what Sean and Jackie did:

- Make projects match prioriti...(register to read more)

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