Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Sorry I’m late. Traffic was awful!

“Sorry I’m late. Traffic was awful!”How many of your meetings start with this lame excuse? You know it’s a cop-out, yet an irrepressible urge makes you take the easy way...

I know the article is more about control but regarding the traffic excuse, with google maps and live traffic feeds - even the traffic is really under your control (or at least predictable to a degree). When I hear the traffic excuse too often from the same person it means they just don't know how to schedule their time or don't care enough to leave a buffer. Too harsh?