Oh, my, gosh, have I been receiving telephone calls from clients all over the country who are overwhelmed by work… work… work with everything on their desk a priority as daily more is piled on. We already know according to Gallup that 4 in 10 Americans say they work more than 50 hours every week, and 2 in 10 more than 60 hours! Then, you have the proliferation of technology such as email and cell phones tying us to the office 24/7—no matter where we are—which adds to the deluge.
What are my executive clients saying? “I’m overloaded. My boss has assigned me a ton of projects, and I can’t see a way to complete them all let alone do the quality job I’m capable of performing. When I ask which assignment has the highest priority the answer is: ‘All of them.’”
Well, isn’t that peachy!? “All of them?” I don’t mean to be facetious; however, I can’t help myself. If everything is a priority, then the reality is none of them are. What’s an overburdened executive to do? Read More→