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What’s the one problem, that, if solved, would make everything else easier?

I started life as an engineer, designing aerospace control systems. When we would start to design a new system, the first question we’d ask is, “If this project fails, what happened?” We’d look for the riskiest, most uncertain part of the problem and try to solve that part first. If we could solve the hardest…

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How can you transform the situation from a 5 into a 10?

Either because the client wasn’t clear, or your team didn’t perform, you end up behind the eight-ball looking to rescue a project that’s already behind budget with a possibility of a disappointed client. You might feel like you need to put in some extra time or get the team to work extra hard on something…

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5 questions to help struggling team members

You’ve got an underperforming team member, and it’s been bugging you for a while. Maybe you’ve addressed it with her, and perhaps you’ve just been hinting around, but it’s gotten to the point where you need to do something about it. If you don’t, it’s hard to see how they are a part of your…

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Do you want to maximize your impact and your income?

Life is short. You’ve got limited time to make the impact you want to make on the world, or your industry, or your family. You can’t afford to spend time chasing money. First you serve, then you earn. If you want to maximize the impact you make, and earn good money, chase the impact and…

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What’s holding you back from achieving your dream?

You have something you want to accomplish in your life. Whatever it is, it’s a dream because you don’t have a direct path to get there. You can see it in the distance, but if you knew how to get there, it wouldn’t be a dream; it would be a plan! What’s standing in the way…