Seth Godin writes: “Tugboats don’t usually tug. They push. That’s because pushing is more mechanically efficient than pulling. When we pull, there’s tension and slack in the ropes, and the attachment between the puller and the pushed keeps changing. But the metaphor gets far more interesting when we think about leading instead. One bird at … Continue reading Pushing Doesn’t Work. Pulling is Unreliable. Try Leading Instead.
Who is the craftsperson on your team? If you can’t identify one, you probably have a problem, whether or not it has become evident.
Salespeople are arguably the most essential contributors, because they create the relationships that generate revenue. Nothing happens until somebody sells something.
Here’s how Godin describes them: “Showing up and doing what you’re asked to do, keeping promises made on your behalf.”
Seth Godin invests a lot of thought into what makes a workplace great. He recently posted a piece on what he considers to be five essential roles on a team. He writes: “Each one matters, each is intentional, each comes with effort, preparation and reward.” He goes on to say: “I’m not describing job titles, … Continue reading Seth Godin’s Five Contributors
Seth Godin is a deep thinker on many subjects, but he’s particularly passionate about education and what it teaches us about the real world. Here’s a link to his manifesto on education. Here’s his thinking on new graduates: No direction home There are millions of college seniors beginning their job search in earnest. And many … Continue reading Seth Godin on Graduation
Since you’re making all those other New Year’s resolutions, why not add a couple to perk up your career prospects? Here are two suggestions that will add value to your resume and that can be accomplished in your spare time.
When was the last time someone asked you that? I’m betting that it was around the sixth grade, at the dinner table. While you were in school, you should have had a good answer to that question every day. Why is it that many adults give up on learning after they graduate?
Oh, we don’t give up entirely, of course. Some of us have to keep up with our professions: healthcare regulations, the new tax code, programming languages. But when was the last time you learned something brand new to you in a field that has nothing to do with your job?