Johanna Rothman continues the conversation about dealing with everything overload. Managers Manage Actions Including Decisions
My colleague, a senior manager, is inundated with too much to do. Hundreds of emails, seven of hours of meetings every day, hundreds of emails, hiring the next level managers so he doesn't have to backfill, project portfolio management, and backfill of those management roles not yet filled. My colleague is trying to manage his work, but he's working too many hours and not finishing enough. Luckily for him, this is a short-term problem, but it's not for too many managers.
She provides an excellent list of suggestions and fully admits that it ain't easy. The basics are familiar, but she also adds thoughts around what this person should do as a manager / leader.