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Business Productivity Strategies for Success (Collection) by Daniel Silvert, Merrick Rosenberg, Mark I. Woods, Jerry Weissman, Martha I. Finney, Trapper Woods

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Chapter 5. Don’t Just Execute, Flexicute!

Learn to Turn on a Dime

Now let’s talk about the next skill in activity management, the skill of flexicuting. Here’s where we’re headed with this one. You’ve arranged the order for accomplishing the day’s activities, and you begin to work your plan. You know, however (because you’ve done a reality check), that your day will not go exactly as you arranged it.

On a typical day, you can expect to get caught in the crossfire of interruptions, the unexpected will bubble up, and demands will fall out of the sky at inconvenient times. Flexicuting will be required.

Okay, so we invented the word flexicuting because we can’t think of a better way to describe this skill. Events are so fluid in today’s work environment ...

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