On time restraint

When you have a time restraint, your best strategy for sticking to it is making it known. Once you vocalize it, when someone decides to take more of your time, it becomes an ethical concern rather than a selfish concern where you interrupt a conversation by saying, I have to go.” Explain beforehand that you only have a few minutes for a call and limit it to that!

Today you had to get on the train, and you were rushing to finish up your conversation, but once you told the person on the other end your situation, you were able to wrap it up quickly without feeling bad. Communication is key.