When it comes to boiling important business insights down into simple, easily digested morsels, Seth Godin is the man.
I’ve read quite a few of his books but wanted to recommend Linchpin this week because I feel its message is particularly relevant given our current economic “instability.”
A linchpin is someone that is extraordinary in the workplace. They give their all with whatever they do because it just feels right to them, and this habit extends to all areas of their lives. This type of person is the person that is never out of work, always in demand. This type of person is indispensable in any organization.
That’s what this book is about–becoming a linchpin. It’s not going to try and sell you on quitting your job or striking out on your own, but instead on, as Godin puts it, “being the artist you already are.” It wants to sell you on making a difference; on standing for something; on getting the respect and security you deserve. And I think it does a damn good job of it.
Linchpin is short, simple, and fun, and it delivers an elegant, inspiring message. Enjoy.