Saturday, July 26, 2008

Dare To Be Unavailable

Dare to be unavailable at times. Set your own boundaries for how accessible you are going to be. Teach your team to back up for you and for each other. You don't need to respond instantly to e-mails, phone calls or text messages if you set expectations up appropriately. You can describe how you deal with incoming e-mail traffic in your auto response message. On your voice mail you can similarly explain how you respond to phone calls and so on. Most calls are not urgent, and if they are, you tend to know about them already.

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Urban Gavelin a native Swede with more than twenty five years of business experience. He has held positions as director of sales- marketing- and business development on Nordic, European and World Wide levels. Urban has lived and worked in Stockholm, London and New York, now works primarily with leadership development and sales training and is a credentialed coach. He has studied Executive Management at Lausanne Business School and Stockholm School of Economics.

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