May 8, 2007 at 1:50 pm 2 comments

Emails are becoming a big issue. We are finding our inboxes full of real email – even after all the spam has been purged. Here are a few tips Frieda found to deal with email overload.

This overload makes it even more difficult to reach people. How do you reach someone who is not responding? We identified several options:

  1. Let it go until they are ready
  2. Phone
  3. Go to them
  4. Recognize why they are not responding ( maybe they don’t have an answer for you) and make it easy for them to say that.

We also realize we have to take responsibility for making sure our communications are received.

The challenge I recognized for myself was that it’s not enough to just put it out there, I have to sell what I am sending. I’m of the “build it and they will enjoy it” school. I realize that I have to be sure to offer valuable information and to make the effort to give people that message.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. therapist  |  January 27, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Delegation is really an art form. I consider myself to be adequate in delegation, but have seen both ends of the spectrum in delegation skill. Some people really have a hard time letting go and want to wear the technician hat and the leader hat at the same time. And on the other end of the spectrum are those who leave too much flexibility and atonamy to their delegates, which often leads to misdirection, vision, and ultimately motivation issues over time. Somewhere in the middle is a healthy balance.

    • 2. Frances Schagen  |  January 27, 2010 at 3:24 pm

      You’re absolutely right!
      It’s a matter of trust – in others to be able to let go and in yourself to be able to guide other people.


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