Identify and overcome procrastination tendencies

Procrastination is something we’re all guilty of. There are only so many hours in a day to get things done, and it’s easy to push things off if we’re feeling rundown or uninspired – especially if we’re not looking forward to the task.

A recent article from Fast Company dives into research from psychologist and success coach Dr. Linda Sapadin, who’s identified procrastination personality types. As a leader, it’s important to understand which type of procrastinator you are and also which types your direct reports are so you can help them work through it.

Here are the six procrastination personalities from Sapadin and ways to overcome these tendencies:

  1. The Perfectionist: This type of procrastinator puts things off because they expect too much from themselves. They don’t want to start a project until they feel they have what they need to complete it. Or they don’t finish it because they don’t think it’s good enough. Implementing time constraints will help this procrastinator finish projects in a timely manner.

 

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