Weekend Building Blocks - 23 JUN 2017
There's no value in collecting blocks unless you're connecting them to build something awesome!I made a decision this week in Weekend Building Blocks -- I invoked my No Dickheads Rule. The absolute best thing I read this week is from a guy I know. He's a pompous, arrogant hypocrite who resorts to personal attacks against those who see the world differently than he. You won't be hearing about his awesome article from me. This is a reminder to not be a dickhead - a reminder that I myself need from time to time.
- Future of Work: Four Shifts Leaders Must Focus On. This is a short blog with an infographic. Tanmay Vora summarizes some thoughts from Kenneth Mikkelsen on shifts of mind, skill, behavior, and system...needed to succeed in the current climate of work.
- Why Chefs and Soldiers Make the Best Product Managers. Few people know that I've moonlighted as security in a banquet hall and an Irish pub. Watching the kitchen and wait staff harmonize (and not always in a cool & collected way!!) to bring food together was quite impressive. I certainly see how the skills relate to a variety of industries!
- Why Learning Beats Knowing. In this Radio Free Leader podcast, host David Burkus has a conversation with guest Liz Wiseman. Liz talks about the value of not knowing, but being willing to learn. She's got some great stories that demonstrate her stance on being a constant learner and the mindset required to grow oneself! (Burkus' podcast is quickly becoming a favorite of mine!)
- The Case for Blue Collar Work. This is an Art of Manliness podcast episode with Mike Rowe from the TV show Dirty Jobs. Rowe is much more than a television series host. He's advocating for career development, opportunity, and finding a sense of purpose in work. As a college dropout, this podcast episode hit home with me.
- Inversion: The Crucial Thinking Skill Nobody Ever Taught You. James Clear makes a case for thinking of the opposite of what you want. It's a style of self-challenge, preparation, and adopting a vital mindset to prevent or respond to failure. I sorta have been doing this in many aspects of life, but not with the intentionality that Clear describes. Go ahead...try it!