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The problem with extending deadlines

Any conviction you have when starting work on a project fades fast when word of a deadline extension comes through. The same problems you had the first time around loom even more the second time ...
1-Minute Strategy:

'What would you do if I weren't here?'

When employees come to you with problems to solve, resist offering them a solution. Instead, ask, “How would you handle this if I weren’t here today?” Often you’ll hear that the person could solve the problem after all. And at the very least, their answers will give you a glimpse into their creative thinking process—or lack thereof!

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