Learn the right balance between specialists and generalists. Specialization is great and is what has allowed all of us to continually experience improved lives for generations. However, when taken too far, specialization can become a liability.
You will learn more in the process of building and refining your own models than you will in just reading 1,000 headlines. How much time do you spend developing your own models of things as a mechanism to learn?
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.
Do you have the stamina for success? Being successful in anything worth having including relationships, careers, companies, health and life in general requires daily discipline working deliberately towards your goals.
Asking the right strategic questions will ensure profitable growth in all economic conditions. Daily operational management is about adapting to what is currently true. Effective executive leadership creatively bridges the gap between the two.
Recessions reorder the market and competitive landscape; ensure you earn the place you want. A recession post-COVID is a likely enough scenario that it must be planned for. Projects have been canceled and design professionals are seeing a drop in demand.