Michael Bungay Stanier and I have been having fun with his new project, the Great Work MBA. In the process, I asked him about what allows any of us to do great work. You’ve now been thinking about “great work” for what, 5 years now? Time flies. What’s the one thing you now know is More
Roadmaps to “change the world”.
Carol Dweck, a widely-regarded Stanford professor of psychology, and I recently sat down to discuss her 20-years of research and insights on what drives growth. Your book, Mindset, is about the growth (vs. fixed) mindset; what have you learned about growth? Knowledge and understanding are socially constructed. This is to say, you are not ever More
“How do you manage your brand?” I get asked that question really often, especially at public-venue speaking events. Typically, I sigh. It is not that the question is silly, or the questioner shallow, but because this question itself represents so much of what is stopping all of us from doing work that matters. We talk More
“I don’t want to be CEO of such-and-such, or an SVP of XYZ.” LinkedIn’s own Krista Canfield and I were doing walkntalk, when she pointed out that today she works at LI telling their stories, a role that didn’t even exist as of a few years ago for a company that didn’t exist 15 years More
Creating Career Longevity Isn’t About Length of Years. “He’s switched jobs every three or four years…shouldn’t we disqualify him?” “Maybe he’s not good at stability.” “Maybe he’s not loyal.” The team was hesitating about a job candidate. As we hovered around our speakerphones in different geographies, our doubts grew. Spending a lot of time in More
Through onlyness, we celebrate that which only we can bring to a situation. And while it is the starting point of how extraordinary value gets created, it is not the complete picture. To complete the picture, we must understand also that, today, value comes from connected individuals. The most central tenant of the Social Era More