Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Godin, Seth. Linchpin: are you indispensable? / Seth Godin ; illustrations by Jessica Hagy and Hugh. work the linchpin is doing, and they're ready to supply leverage or money or just a smile to help get the job done. Even better, they challenge the linchpin to do. Yes. Now. I am an artist. • I take initiative • I do the work, not the job. • Without critics, there is no art. • I am a Linchpin. I am not easily replaced. • If it's never been.
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If you've been dreaming a big change but haven't acted yet Linchpin will get you going. Linchpin By Seth Godin is a book of rare beauty. Author: Seth Godin. downloads Views KB Size Report Linchpin. Read more · As You Are · Read more · Come As You Are. Read more · Are You. Everyone's an artist now. Real artists ship. There is no map. Make choices. Never wait for someone to tell me what to do. Make my own map. Let my work be an.
You decide your worthiness; no one can do that thing for you. Every morning you wake up with the same notion- freedom or prison; uniqueness or mediocrity; creativity or routine. It is up to you. About Seth Godin Seth Godin is an American-born author, businessman, motivator, marketer and an entrepreneur.
Godin obtained a degree in computer science from the Tufts University. After graduation, he worked for Spinnaker Software as a manager for three years. In Seth launched Yoyodyne and sold it three years later to Yahoo for 30 million dollars. Yahoo also offered him an executive role in the company- vice president of direct marketing. Probably, this situation is not their fault however we must do something about it. The physical evolution in combination with survival instincts, environmental training and education have created an unsatisfying workforce guided by the rule cynical leaders and owners.
The beginning of the struggle: At the beginning of the 20th century, the workers started fighting for their rights by creating syndicates. As a result of strikes, companies guaranteed more decent wages, better working hours, social security benefits and job stability in exchange for devoted workers able to meet certain expectations.
The digital era and the advanced technology have created an apprehensive workforce victimized by the globalization phenomenon.
In the third-world countries especially, the unemployment numbers are bad, governments are not able to regulate monthly salaries, pensions, and health care benefits. As a result of this situation, the nations are forced to increase their debts, by loaning money from Insurance companies and funds. You will have a total understanding of the term uniqueness as soon as you read his book.
I was once reminded that the graveyards are full of indispensable people Yes, by all means, be a great employee, and always seek to become a more valuable contributor - just don't delude yourself into thinking that you are the only contributor, or even the essential contributor.
A linchpin is not a valued resource to your team and to your organization - it's a hinderance to productivity, and a significant risk to continuity. Corporate talent that cannot be shared, duplicated, distributed, or leveraged is not nearly as valuable as talent that can.
In fact, contrary to Seth's position, I would go so far as to say that anyone who sets out to make themselves indispensable would be the one committing career suicide for two reasons: 1. Any good leadership team who finds themselves dependent upon a linchpin will immediately move to mitigate the risk of finding themselves in such an untenable position.
Are some forms of indispensability better or more valuable than others? Look around you.
When times got tough, what did most people do? They pulled back and worked hard to fit in, not to stand out.
The obvious thing to do is average stuff for average people, with a lot of hype. But what works? Exceptional work, unexpected insights and genuine connection.
If so, how? Are there clues or characteristics to look for?
Seth Do people come to you or do you go to them? Do you need a resume or do your references speak for themselves? Do you initiate or react? Do people seek you out and ask you to do something outside of your to do list? When was the last time someone asked you to come give a speech?
So first, figure out what you love not the industry, the work and then go do it. Josh Is becoming indispensable an achievement, an ongoing process, a little of both, or something else entirely? Seth No way is it an achievement.