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Develop your strategic thinking

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Develop your strategic thinking

By Eduardo Smith | Strategic thinking enables us to enlarge the value and impact of our work, connecting it much more than a technical solution.

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We all want to make an impact

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We all want to make an impact

By Mark Zweig | How can we each achieve the lofty and satisfying position of knowing we have made a difference through our work in this business?

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Serving others: Mike Schnaare

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Serving others: Mike Schnaare

By Liisa Andreassen | President of Lawrence Group (St. Louis, MO), an integrated design, development, and construction firm using the power of people with great ideas to bring clients’ dreams to life.

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Make them want what you do!

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Make them want what you do!

By Mark Zweig | It’s great to be needed, but it’s not really where you want to be. The position you should really seek to attain is to be wanted.

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Just when you figure things out, game over!

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Just when you figure things out, game over!

By Mark Zweig | Look in the mirror and ask yourself if you are still doing what you want to do every day. Maybe now is the time to get really serious about your transition.

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