One Millimeter Mindset

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You Need To Have Your Own Back First

One Millimeter Mindset

Have your own back first, instead of solely relying on others to have your back. It’s that simple. When you have your own back, you first and foremost have a clear concept of your own goals and opportunities. Then, as others present options to you, you are better able to assess and evaluate what works for you and what doesn’t. Otherwise, you are easily influenced by other people’s agendas.

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Are You Really Spending Quality Time With Colleagues And Clients?

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Quality time is mission critical to project success. Is the time you spend with colleagues and clients really high quality time? Or do you (and they) feel short-changed at the end of meetings? What quality is missing from your interactions? Alternatively, what topics are avoided, instead of introduced and, yes, even debated? Even if you are reviewing spec sheets or project templates, everyone’s time is important.

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Why Aren’t All Teams Like The Team You Absolutely Love?

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There is that one team you absolutely love, isn’t there? You cannot wait for the next meeting. The dynamics and soul and purpose infused and hardwired into that team inspires you professionally. This is the team where everyone brings out the best in each other, always, even when things get messy. Why aren’t all teams like the team you absolutely love?

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Can You Professionally Translate What Your Team Delivers?

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How do you rate your ability to professionally translate what your team delivers to clients? In my consulting, mentoring and speaking collaborations, I ask professionals like you to define what their desired outcome looks like from our mutual experience. Often, I hear phrases like: “ I want you to take my business to the next level,” or “I want you to help me fast-track my career.

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Is Your Team Fossilized Or Open To Evolving?

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Teams have personalities, just like each individual member. How would you describe the personality of each team you are a member of? Are you a member of a fossilized team or one which is open to new ideas and evolving learning and mindset? Fossilized teams create fossilized output. Evolving Teams present opportunities for innovation. Be honest with yourself.

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Start Asking The Questions You Really Need To Ask

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Do you find yourself in conversations where you dance around asking the questions you really need to ask? Instead, you stop yourself short. As a result, information which can clarify context for decision making is left hanging in the air. Later on, you replay that conversation. You kick yourself for not having the courage and confidence to ask at least one more question.

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Is Being Hard Charging Professionally Sustainable?

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Are you known for being hard charging professionally? Are you sure you know what that phrase potentially looks like in today’s and tomorrow’s workplaces? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “hard-charging” as being aggressive, determined, and ambitious. These are solid professional attributes to bring to the workplace each day. However, consider how you manifest being aggressive, determined, and ambitious each day.