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We are day in and day out in the office. Whether you are working somewhere remotely for your company or working from home, you are pulling in more bandwidth to the office then you ever thought possible. Everyone is worried about what is coming next and it’s seeping into our psyche (if it hasn’t already). If you are a consultant/contractor, you are taking on as many projects as you can right now in case of…

It doesn’t matter what methodology you are using. Your requirements are a story. They are a story that people want to read like a book. They want to read it so badly that they can never put it down. They want to be consumed by it. They want to never stop reading it. They want it to be the bestseller they never knew about. They want to be blown away by it. And they want…

The best way to get better? Keep Iterating. Keep starting over and trying again. Keep pushing forward. Keep delivering something new. Keep learning. Keep growing. Keep pushing. You might change what you are iterating to or what you are changing – that’s okay, but whatever you do, don’t stop.

This is the question we are definitely not asking enough of ourselves today. Which of course then begets the follow-ups… Where am I headed? How am I planning to get there? Am I on track? Do I need help? Where should I focus my energies? What do you I need to learn? Where do I need to learn it? But all these questions, they all start with that first question, that only you can answer.…

If you want to be having those hard conversations with your team – switching roles, letting people go, moving on to different careers, etc, etc – and you want to generate a response that the team can work with and move the ball forward, you won’t be able to do it without having generated a certain level of trust and authenticity before that first discussion. Otherwise you’ll end up with a lot of people on…