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Linchpin Are You Indispensable? review ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Seth Godin Ô 9 read & download Two teams in every workplace management and labor Now there's a third team the linchpins These people figure out what to do when there's no rule book They delight and challenge their customers and peers They love their work pour their best selves into it and turn each day into a kind of artLinchpins are the essential building blocks of great organizations They may not be famous but they're in. Seth Godin draws on his experiences in business and life to convince the reader to be a linchpin rather than a cog in the machine of workHe says it better than I did This book is about love and art and change and fear It s about overcoming a multigenerational conspiracy designed to sap your creativity and restlessness It s about leading and making a difference and it s about succeeding pg 2You have our attention Godin What do we doThrough a series of blog like sections Godin explains that there is no road map or simple answer Our world no longer fairly compensates people who are cogs in a giant machine Leaders don t get a map or a set of rules Living life without a map reuires a different attitude It reuires you to be a linchpin pg 19Essentially you have to embrace the uniueness and drive that is inside of you You have to create a platform of work rather than a resume You have to decide to discard mediocrity The very system that produced standardized tests and the command and control model that chokes us also invented the resume The system the industrialists the factory they want us to be cogs in their machine easily replaceable hopeless cheap cogs if you don t have than a resume you ve been brainwashed into compliance Great jobs world class jobs jobs people kill for these jobs don t get filled by people e mailing in resumes pg 72That s so outside the usual paradigm of work for most of us that it can sound scary Often when people hear about my radical ideas for how you should train for a career as well as the best way to present yourself they object They point out that not fitting in is certainly going to be an ineffective way of getting one of these average jobs They remind me that not having a resume is all fine and good but how will that help them get a job at a place that reuires a resume If you need to conceal your true nature to get in the door understand that you ll probably have to conceal your true nature to keep that job The linchpin says I don t want a job that a non linchpin could get pgs 78 79It seems like he s asking a lot but the alternative is to give up and conform Godin says that this mindset isn t impossible My fundamental argument here is simple In everything you do it s possible to be an artist at least a little bit pg 94 We can do that rightI didn t agree with everything in Linchpin I thought that Godin was far too hard on journalists it is easy to look at an industry or any situation really from the outside and criticize the people in the thick of itNews agencies know that they have to embrace the future or die Just how to do that is up for grabs and adding Godin s toolbox of how to excel at work couldn t hurt I don t think that reinvention or evolution is an impossible task It s just tricky because as Godin noted there is no roadmapRecommended for people who may be bored with where they are and can see a glimmer of where they want to be but aren t sure how to get there Also recommended for those who work in the newspaper business because we clearly need linchpins
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Linchpin Are You Indispensable? review ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Seth Godin Ô 9 read & download Dispensable And in today's world they get the best jobs and the most freedomAs Godin writes Every day I meet people who have so much to give but have been bullied enough or frightened enough to hold it back It's time to stop complying with the system and draw your own map You have brilliance in you your contribution is essential and the art you create is precious Only you can do it and you mus. I m ambivalent on this one A few years ago I read another of Godin s books Meatball Sundae which explained that you cannot use sundaes web 20 marketing to sell meatballs old school average products for average people Which was a good argument I suppose except that Godin never really explained how you can transform your meatballs into ice cream So when I picked up his new book Linchpin I wasn t sure what to expect Unlike Godin s other books Linchpin isn t about marketing not really It s about you about asking yourself Are you indispensable Godin argues that every one of us has been a genius at least one We ve made a connection no one made before soothed an angry toddler or customer delivered something brilliant The challenge he says is to do it again Godin insists that you yes you can become an artist someone who does than just crank out their daily widgets You can touch people with your work Indeed you must In an analysis reminiscent of A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink Godin argues that just doing your job is no longer enough If what you do can be reduced to a manual then it can be outsourced if it can be automated it will be It s the things you do that cannot be written down your leadership your human touch your insights your passion that will make you indispensableSo far so good But in typical Godin style he doesn t actually tell you how to do this He d argue that that s the point if he could tell you in a step by step process how to make yourself indispensable everyone would be doing it and you wouldn t stand out any But I find that much of the book consists of Godin repeating himself hoping to drill the message home Unlike some of my favourite books Godin doesn t give you any actionable steps and I think the book loses out because of thatSeth Godin Ô 9 read & download
Linchpin Are You Indispensable? review ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Seth Godin Ô 9 read & download This is what the future of work and the world looks like Actually it's already happening around you Tony Hsieh CEO ZapposcomIn bestsellers such as Purple Cow and Tribes Seth Godin taught readers how to make remarkable products and spread powerful ideas But this book is about you your choices your future and your potential to make a huge difference in whatever field you chooseThere used to be. It is indeed true most of books such as these can be summed up in few paragraphs Let me try and summarize 242 pages of this bookLinchpin is the person who is indispensable in the organisation who doesn t do what heshe is being told brings emotional labour to his job is an artistThing is our schools workplaces encourage people who keeps head down fits in and does what heshe is being told In this economy that person like an average factory worker is replaceableAll of us are artist or have daemons a term for genius However we are afraid caught up in cycle of anxiety and shenpa due to the resistance provided by our lizard brain Lizard brain was first part of brain ie the limbic system in charge of flight and fight Cerebrum with 4 lobes frontal parietal occipital and temporal loves is the newest part of brain where art or artistic brain resides Art has nothing to do with painting In fact there is a difference between a painter a billboard painter for eg or one who paints reproductions and an artist You can be artist in any field you can be a artist at solving problems at your organisation you can be a leader or you are great at connecting with people You have to find your art that makes you linchpinYou need to recognise your resistance and overcome it Creating art is not enough you must ship it That is you must focus on marketing and delivering your ideas as well so that they reach out to peopleLinchpins bring a gift to their job For example a painting artists create is a gift It is not created for reciprocity You can bring emotional labour to any mundane job connect to people co workers customers and it will show That makes your irreplacableHow to be a linchpin or an artist There is no map You must make your ownIt may not work all the time your art You may fail but that is ok but you must not give up and find your art to be a linchpin
- Linchpin Are You Indispensable?
- Seth Godin
- 25 January 2020