Guidance is more powerful than instruction if you want outsized results. Because that is the path to ownership of tasks and mission. Think about it. Traditional management and collaboration has a tendency to over focus on what is being done and overlooking things that can be crucial to success. We look at work breakdowns and procedures. Then we try to optimize the process. It all gets very clinical quickly. Which has a tendency to dehumanize things. We get all caught…
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Hi, I’m Tom Catalini, author of Career Leap Year and other books on professional development.
I’ve struggled and succeeded as I worked my way up from the front lines to the executive suite, across a dozen different industries.
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If the Internet had been a thing when I was in school, I would have skirted book reading even more than I did. As it was, I figured out that if I read the first and last 20 pages of whatever book was assigned in English class, that I could fudge my way through most tests and reports. That little shortcut, plus watching the movie version of the book if it was available, got me through. Making matters worse for…
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“No pressure, no diamonds.” Thomas Carlyle As a leader, you thrive on stress to some extent. It’s what gives you the “juice” of excitement and energy. That’s probably what attracted you to your position. You wanted the responsibility. Challenge. Excitement. Because it’s very satisfying to take on leadership responsibility and see something through to a successful conclusion. At times, though, the stress can be too much. It can become a problem. Maybe even a major hindrance. Particularly over time. The…