Seth Godin describes a Linchpin as somebody in an organization who is indispensable – who simply cannot be replaced because their role is just far too unique and valuable. Making things worse, he then goes on to say how important it is for all of us to become indispensable, for not to be indispensable is tantamount to economic and career suicide. Encouraging somebody to make the most of their talents and abilities is quite laudable – encouraging them to become indispensable is flawed advice which I find to be quite troubling. I would submit following Seth’s advice by attempting to become a linchpin won’t protect or advance your career, but it might just get you fired.
As an entrepreneur, you have a lot on your plate. Staying focused can be tough with a constant stream of employees, clients, emails, and phone calls demanding your attention. Amid the noise, understanding your brain’s limitations and working around them can improve your focus and increase your productivity.
Communication is particularly crucial to entrepreneurs. A founder’s individual vision and presence is vital to his or her organization’s sense of itself and its direction. There are several ways a leader can immediately improve his or her language and communication.
You just can’t seem to get stuff done. You procrastinate and your to-do-list seems to never finish.
Now why do you think this is happening?
This lively RSA Animate, adapted from Dan Pink’s talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace.
Inspiring video on persevering no matter how many times you have failed in life. This video mentions well known people who had …
Listen to this Little Girl Explain the True Meaning of Life through Stop Motion Animation. Inspirational!
Title: Street Concert. Inspired by a true story, this boy is bullied and picked on by other kids, until they learn his …
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Tony’s 3 steps to not just creating but enjoying the wealth you deserve.