What to do when you can’t do it all

Samantha Schmehl Hines

Does this describe you? You have finally moved up professionally and are immersed in your first leadership experience, only to find yourself overwhelmed, overworked, and maybe a little underprepared. You feel unable to effect change when you are barely able to keep up. You may be caught up in a struggle between the demands of your supervisors and the needs of those you are supervising, or perhaps you have more tasks in the day than time. You may be asking yourself why you even bothered to take on the challenge, and just want to find a way out.

Most of us have never received any guidance in managing our time, setting priorities, or making a personal strategic plan. Once you are able ...

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