“The Power of Leadership”
We’re going to explore Seth Godin’s new book, Linchpin, and as excited as I am about it, we might stay on this awhile so we can explore all the concepts, here’s the gist of it…
There used to be two teams in a workplace: Management and Labor. Now there is a third, “the linchpins.” Linchpins lead, invent, make connections, make things happen, and create order from chaos. They love their work, give their best to it and make each day a kind of a work of art.
Like the small piece of hardware that keeps a wheel from coming off an axle, Linchpins in the workplace are the building blocks of great organizations. They may not be well known, but they are indispensable, and in today’s work world, they get the best jobs and have the most freedom.
Have you ever found a shortcut that others didn’t see? Have you found a new way to resolve a conflict? This is what it takes to be indispensible. Linchpins overcome the resistance that holds people back.
It’s a hypercompetitive world, but you can make yourself indispensible by choice. And you can make great contributions to something that you care about. The choice is yours! We’ll be studying…
- How to focus on the things that really matter.
- How to see every customer interaction as a chance to give a gift.
- How to become a linchpin in your organization.
Godin says, “If you’re not doing as well as you had hoped, perhaps it’s because the rules of the game have changed and no one told you.”
“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama
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