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The one question all successful people can answer immediately

Published by Sarah Bradbury, March 17, 2015.

IDC members tackle the one question all successful people can answer immediately. Originally published in an article on the career website, The Muse, there’s one simple, silly question that is the key to success:

If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be?

Here’s why. Off-the-wall questions, like this one, are designed to make you think creatively and quickly. They show how well you know yourself and reveal your true personality.

So, how would you answer? Three IDC members weigh in.

“I have always said it would be amazing to have X-ray vision to be able to see through structure. It would be so nice to know about existing issues on a project before construction began!”
Sarah Turnbull, IDAS 

“My superpower would have to be the ability to control time. Time is the one thing in life that does not stop for anyone – and it seems that no one has enough of it! Being able to control time would not serve to accomplish more at work, but rather to accomplish things that fulfil happiness in our lives outside of work. For me, time is the most powerful thing you can give someone: whether giving your time to build a home for someone in need, or simply being there to listen when someone needs to talk.”
Karol Wojdaszka, ARIDO 

“I'm not sure which superpower I would like to have the most; either Telepathy (reading minds) or self-duplication. On one hand, I sometimes wish I could read my client's minds because it would be so much easier to understand what they envision. On the other hand, as a business owner, I play many roles. I wish I could self-duplicate so I could be in two places at once and multitask easily.”
Nicole Cormier, ARIDNB 

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