Call Us Today: 845-463-3838

Leaders Need to Take Control of Interruptions (strategically & courteously, of course) (

An article in the Wall St. Journal the other day (see The Biggest Office Interruptions Are…) reminded that many of my clients who own businesses with employees to manage struggle with interruptions throughout their day.

These interruptions come in all shapes and sizes from handling a disgruntled customer to dealing with a personal emergency to answering questions about simple job responsibilities the employee was supposed to have learned to do on their own months ago.

As I speak about in my seminar on The 7 Deadliest Sins of Leadership & Workplace Communication “A Lack of Focused Attention” continues to create challenges with communication as people try to multi-task while communicating.

These interruptions kill productivity in the workplace. The Wall St. Journal article discusses both research as well as practical strategies for dealing with these distractions more effectively.

Great leaders, the ones that communicate to develop effective teams that generate revolutionary results, are masters of strategically and courteously addressing interruptions while also triaging them  so distractions are limited.

If you’d like help in this area, which includes building up your team to be more effective and confident in running your business at a level you can trust, here are two things you can do:

  1. Read the Wall St. Journal article, which has a couple of outstanding tips near the end, and
  2. Go here to request a Revolutionary Leadership Strategy Session with me where we can discuss how to take even better control of your employees’ behavior and performance.

’til next time, leave a comment below and make it a great weekend as I travel to Tampa, Florida and Buffalo, NY to speak at two professional development conferences for project managers (PMI Tampa) and human resource professionals (NY State SHRM)!

skip weisman, transforming leadership and workplace communication to deliver champion level results

 

 

 

 

 

P.S. – For a list of all Power Words in the Conscious Communicator Series click here

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Claim Your Free REPORT:

"The Employee Motivation Equation"

A Simple 3-Part Formula that Inspires Employees to Contribute Better Than Ever:

Our Clients Include:

Inspired Audience Member Shares His Experience

“You really inspired me! Your keynote address gave me the guts to begin shouting from the mountaintop…

‘Hire me, I am good at what I do!’ ”

Mark Curtis
TV Anchor & Author

The City of Hartford MHIS Division

Satisfied Clients Speak

"The work Skip did with our Information Technologies Division transformed how we communicate and work together, including bringing us a new identity and name, as the city’s Metro Hartford Innovation Services Department.

Skip’s ability to customize his approach and bring flexibility to our specific needs, situation and unique work environment, gave us just what we needed, when we needed it. He’s been a pleasure to work with and brought our organization high-value and a measurable return on our investment."

Sabina E. Sitaru, PMP MISM
Chief Innovation Officer
The City of Hartford & Hartford City Schools