How do you handle a colleague who misses deadlines?

This writer is frustrated with a coworker who always seems to be behind.

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A little help here, please.

I need advice regarding a problem that persists for communication professionals everywhere. How do you deal with a co-worker who simply cannot meet a deadline?

Most of us know how to solve deadline problems with those we supervise or with contractors that we work with. Many of us even know what to do when executives don’t meet their deadlines. The advice I am seeking is what to do when a colleague constantly misses deadlines.

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