More on interruptions -
..people perhaps have a right to ask for some of your time right now, or a lot of your time at a time to be agreed, but not both (lots of your time right now).
So unless it's a massive crisis, you should resist people who ask for lots of your time right now.
If it's not urgent, suggest a time to meet and work on it properly (even if the time you agree is only in a couple of hours from now you've still gained control, and you've sent an important signal). If it is urgent, say "OK let's do it now", but set a time limit ("I've only got 15 minutes, is that OK?")
Regain control!onwards and upwards.
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