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Linchpin - Are You Indispensable?

Seth Godin

There used to be two teams in every workplace: management and labor. Now there's a third team, the linchpins. These people invent, lead (regardless of title), connect others, make things happen, and create order out of chaos. They 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 art. Linchpins are the essential building blocks of great organizations. Like the small piece of hardware that keeps a wheel from falling off its axle, they may not be famous but they're indispensable. And in today's world, they get the best jobs and the most freedom. Have you ever found a shortcut that others missed? Seen a new way to resolve a conflict? Made a connection with someone others couldn't reach? Even once? Then you have what it takes to become indispensable, by overcoming the resistance that holds people back. As 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 must."

There used to be two teams in every workplace: management and labor. Now there's a third team, the linchpins. These people invent, lead (regardless of title), connect others, make things happen, and create order out of chaos. They 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 art. Linchpins are the essential building blocks of great organizations. Like the small piece of hardware that keeps a wheel from falling off its axle, they may not be famous but they're indispensable. And in today's world, they get the best jobs and the most freedom. Have you ever found a shortcut that others missed? Seen a new way to resolve a conflict? Made a connection with someone others couldn't reach? Even once? Then you have what it takes to become indispensable, by overcoming the resistance that holds people back. As 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 must."
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There used to be two teams in every workplace: management and labor. Now there's a third team, the linchpins. These people invent, lead (regardless of title), connect others, make things happen, and create order out of chaos. They 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 art. Linchpins are the essential building blocks of great organizations. Like the small piece of hardware that keeps a wheel from falling off its axle, they may not be famous but they're indispensable. And in today's world, they get the best jobs and the most freedom. Have you ever found a shortcut that others missed? Seen a new way to resolve a conflict? Made a connection with someone others couldn't reach? Even once? Then you have what it takes to become indispensable, by overcoming the resistance that holds people back. As 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 must."

Language:

English

Length:

2h 17m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:25

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:50


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:42


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:34


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:16


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:26


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:30


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:51


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:28


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:13


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:57


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:40


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:09


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:25


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:59


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:07


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:01


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

00:42