Not all problems are created equal and not all problems are even worth solving. When they are; be aggressive in solving them so they never come up again. Remember that 90% of continuous improvement is just about eliminating problems consistently.
What did you do today to improve your value-add and do more of what you love? The foundation of all sustainably growing contractors is a team with each person individually strong, sharing common values aligned around a common purpose.
Build your project, career, and business more profitably by continually allocating more of your resources to their "Highest & Best" use, focusing on prioritized probabilities rather than possibilities.
Ensure that your business and career thrives in the current COVID shut-down and in the likely post-COVID recession. Be like Batman and build yourself into who you need to be in order to thrive in all situations.
Asking the right questions about how COVID-19 is truly impacting you in the short and long-term will help ensure that you are solving the right problems. This applies to all complex problems faced in life and business.
Speed is a competitive advantage and a capability that can be built. Contractors work through hundreds of deals each year, including negotiating to win new work, joint ventures, recruiting key talent, successions, and mergers and acquisitions.
Retired General Jim Mattis uses the word trust 65+ times in Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead. "Trusted personal relationships are the foundation for effective fighting teams, whether on the playing field, the boardroom, or the battlefield."
As we end the 5th week since the first shelter-in-place orders, the country will begin to re-open. This will be uncertain and frustrating for contractors. Guidelines will change daily and won't be consistent by state, county, city, company, or contract.
Do you have the stamina for success? Being successful in anything worth having--relationships, careers, companies, health, and life in general--requires the daily discipline of working deliberately toward your goals.
There is a lot more to success than being charismatic and extroverted with a perfect track record. The ghSMART company conducted research on over 2,000 leaders, correlating detailed notes from the candidate screening process with their results as leaders.