The Headache: There is more to do for bankers than there is time to do it. And yet procrastination, the thief of time, raises its ugly head.
Our Question: How do you personally avoid procrastination? How do you keep it from infecting your staff?
Come see what other bankers think, and add your own views
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How do you fight procrastination?
"Procrastination is the thief of time." Many of us would get physically violent if someone tried to steal our cash, or that of our bank. Yet this insidious thief has been known to frequent every part of a bank, from the boardroom to the corner office to the teller line. Doubt it? Take a walk around. Check you to do list. Check your email.
We asked our Aspirin prescribers to tell us how they fight procrastination. The really good ones answered us quickly. (A few are still working on their answers, we reckon...)
We heard some good techniques from the bankers. Two that stood out for sheer common sense came from two bankers who quoted their grandmothers.
Bill Grant, chairman and CEO at First United Bank & Trust, Oakland, Md., said his grandmother used to tell him: "A job begun is half done."
McCall Wilson, president and CEO, The Bank of Fayette County, Collierville, Tenn., passed along this grandmotherly Aspirin: "Dreadin's worse than doing."
Share your anti-procrastination points below--and, need we overdo the point ... why not do it today?
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