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How to liberate yourself from that stuck position

A conversation I’ve had many times through the years typically starts with, “John, I have something I want to go over with you,” or, “John, I need to pick your brain about this project. Let’s meet and I’ll be happy to pay you for your time.” Translation: I don’t need a big commitment (or fee) […]

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The value of taking initiative

“She doesn’t have to be asked, she just takes care of things.” “He’s the first guy to offer to clean up the job site.” “I can always count on them to get things done even when I’m in a meeting.” These are the comments overhead from supervisors and managers who value the quality of initiative. Taking initiative, […]

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