In the ideal situation, everyone would have a great manager - both internally and externally. In the real world, we will all have to work for someone we consider a difficult manager. Learn to thrive in these situations.
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, and aligned around a common purpose.
If your workload prioritization seems impossible, try looking at it from a higher-level of prioritization. We all must prioritize in life and at work. Our outcomes are heavily impacted by how effective we are at prioritization.
All contractors are built on the same foundation, which starts with the amazing crafts people. With growth in the business, project size, and your level of leadership, the time you allocate to different layers of the pyramid must evolve.
Your growth will either be constrained or unlocked based on how effective you are at getting the right people into the right roles - including yourself. Learn what 5 basic categories you should start with.
There are a couple of schools of thought on development. The highest performers tend to embrace both of them. Don’t ever let a weakness of yours or anyone around you become an excuse for not achieving your goals.