T.H.U.M.P. - Deal With Irresponsible People
1. Tell them
Believe it or not, many people who are chronically irresponsible don't realize the depth of the chaos that they leave in their wake.
2. Have a back up plan
Despite your best efforts to tell certain people about their less than savory personality traits, some people are just going to be irresponsible no matter what you do. Your only recourse then is to have a plan in place for whenever they live up to your expectations of them.
3. Undermine their involvement
Sometimes the best defense is a smashing offense! If your favorite irresponsible person is going to cause problems despite your best efforts, simply remove them from the equation.
4. Make them an offer
When all else fails, turn to bribery! If you can't advise the person, prepare for their chaos, or otherwise avoid their involvement, then make them an offer that they can't refuse.
5. Prepare yourself mentally
The final way of dealing with irresponsible people is to simply expect them to be that way.
This message has been posted on HMGoogleGroup by: Ravi Kumar