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Does it seem like your employee's procrastination problem is in repeats? It's time to find a solution or say your goodbyes.

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What do you do when an em-ployee always does tomorrow what could be done today? Dan Gould learned the hard way with one early project manager: "He'd take his laptop home, saying he'd work," says Gould, 34, "but never get anything done."

Gould is founder and CEO of Synergy Investment, a Westborough, Massachusetts-based company that retrofits energy-efficient lighting. He ran out of energy dealing with the employee and eventually let him go. "It was frustrating," he says.

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