- You have a lot you're responsible for.…Meetings, deadlines, returning emails,…getting that project done, and yet, some people just don't…get it, and they keep wasting your time.…You try to be polite, yet brief,…but they do not get the message.…They have all the time in the world,…and they seem to think you do too.…But to acquiesce to their mindset means giving up…all hope of productivity, and you can't afford to do that.…You have to fight back very nicely,…because they have the best of intentions.…
But fight back nonetheless, here's how to do it.…First, a major and very common time-waster…is people who make ambiguous requests.…"Hey Dorie, let's have lunch, there's a lot to talk about."…Well, what does that mean?…Is there a business deal in the offing,…or does he just want to chit chat with me,…or is it just a general, let's keep in touch?…My decision about whether to take the meeting…varies a lot depending on what the goal is,…so it's important to know.…So it's perfectly okay to go back to that person and say,…
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