Reframing problems

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In order to reframe my perspective on a problem, I will often ask myself how can I complete the same task with half the amount of resources. This may include cutting the budget or the staff assigned to the project in half or reducing the amount of time that something is due. Imposing extreme constraints on a project can have the … Read More

A pleasant non-answer

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A pleasant non-answer serves an interesting role in relationships between people. As a general or vague response delivered with a cheery tone or a smile, it can soften bad news.  It can keep people in the dark about what you really think.  A non-answer might also buy you some time while you figure what to do next.  There are positive … Read More

What’s next?

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Is it possible to opt out of participating in a recession or economic downturn? Taking a long view and committing to a core set of values can help you avoid calamity.  As does being open to new ideas that can help your company develop new products or services. Once a company starts to slide it can become more difficult to … Read More