Boss’s Tip of the Week: Play “What if?”

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The great bosses I’ve worked with are constantly playing the game of “What if?” in their head to help them prepare for “surprises.” Think of it as ad hoc scenario planning.

Ask yourself what might happen. Then figure out what you’ll do if it does. What if a key team member has health emergency? What if we get that big contract? What if we lose that important customer? What if there’s a fire?

Now it’s your turn.

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