Unreasonable demands

Professionally Dealing with Life’s Distractions

Let’s face it – sometimes work gets in the way of life.  Or vice versa, depending on how you look at it.  Even the most organized and well-balanced people will face unexpected and unwelcome distractions from work. Whether it’s a crisis like an injured loved-one, a child’s struggle with schoolwork or a flooded basement – or a more positive distraction like getting married or falling in love – eventually life is going to interrupt your concentration.  What works for one, won’t work for all – but here are a dozen suggestions for you (or for you as the leader of a distracted employee) that you can use to help keep things on-track:

  1. Don’t deny you are distracted. 

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Let’s Get Real: Tips for dealing with unreasonable people

It’s a common workplace dilemma: You start a new job, excited and eager based on what you were told in the interview. Within two weeks on the job, the bloom is fading.  A recent client framed the issue this way:  “My new boss is asking me to do things that are not part of the job, at least not the way it was described to me in my interview.  And, her demands are unreasonable – suddenly I find I have to work evenings and weekends just to keep up to her expectations.

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