Most of our struggles come from the way we perceive the situation – our framework of assumptions. “Draw a different frame around the same set of circumstances and new pathways come into view.”
Creative brainstorming sessions are often killed by the very thing that makes the rest of office life bearable: politeness. That’s right: if you want to be more creative, you must be ready to be more rude.
Lang believe that most business people believe in the power of expertise. People who know things are smart people, and what they think matters. The problem with this theory is that experts are creating ideas based on what has worked before.
A healthy sense of curiosity is what separates a great worker from an uninspired drone. If you’re looking for a spark to light up your company, consider looking for curious people.
Today’s fast-paced work environments require employees who can do the job now, and have the potential to grow into new roles or leadership positions at your company in the future. After all, if an employee leaves, it costs your company 1.5 times that employee’s salary to replace her.
Should you be worried about losing your job? Maybe. Here are some signs you might be on the way out.
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.
Here’s how Godin describes them: “Showing up and doing what you’re asked to do, keeping promises made on your behalf.”
Managers and leaders are both essential to a company, but they play very different roles.
When in doubt, look around you and do what the people at the next table are doing. Most of us do it, and it works most of the time. You probably won’t make a monkey of yourself in any given situation.