Several years ago, a client requested a meeting to help her resolve a situation with an employee. When we sat down, she told me that the issue was with a direct report who was unable to meet deadlines.
She asked me what she could do to motivate this employee to get work done on time. I asked for a bit more clarification and said said the following:
Her: “Every time a project is due, she ends up showing up in my office a day or two before the deadline and telling me that she needs more time.”
Me: “How do you respond when she asks for more time?” Continue Reading…