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Teach What You Know: A Practical Leader’s Guide to Knowledge Transfer Using Peer Mentoring by Steve Trautman

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Chapter 2. Managing Time and Communication

How do I stay in touch with my apprentice and still get my day job done?

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One of the greatest frustrations for peer mentors is that they just wish they had more time in the day to be available to their teammates and still get through the stack of work in their inboxes. The constant drumbeat of e-mail, drive-by problem-solving, 30-minute quick questions, and general interruptions makes it a stretch to get anything else done. The answer is often just to work longer hours; daytime is for the team, and overtime is needed to stay current with your own work.

We perpetuate this drain on available work time by ...

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