When Your Boss Interrupts you Constantly – Lori’s Story

 

 

Lori is a marketing manager who works in a fishbowl.  Her well-intentioned boss stops by her office almost every hour with a question or comment.  What should Lori do?

In this video, Dr. Melissa Gratias describes how she advised her client to:  (1) make sure she was keeping her boss informed, (2) take 10 seconds to note what she was doing before an interruption, and (3) have an honest conversation with her boss about communication.

 

And nobody knows why YouTube chose that particular frame for the thumbnail of this video…

 






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Dr. Melissa GratiasMelissa Gratias (pronounced “Gracious”) used to think that productivity was a result of working long hours. And, she worked a lot of hours. Then, she learned that productivity is a skill set, not a personality trait. Now, Melissa is a productivity expert who coaches and trains other businesspeople to be more focused, balanced, and effective. She is a prolific writer and speaker who travels the world helping people change how they work and improve how they live. Contact her at getproductive@melissagratias.com or 912-417-2505. Sign up to receive her productivity tips via email.

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