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6 Rules That Should Be Guiding Your Career

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Daniel Pink’s The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need conveys a number of principles about the world of work that everyone should take note of.

Why? Though Pink doesn’t bog the story down with academic research, all of his core ideas are backed up by plenty of studies, many of which I’ve posted about in the past.

So what does he have to say? Six simply-stated concepts:

  1. There is no plan.
  2. Think strengths, not weaknesses.
  3. It’s not about you.
  4. Persistence trumps talent.
  5. Make excellent mistakes.
  6. Leave an imprint.
Maribel Young's curator insight, May 23, 2013 11:50 AM

These rules resonate with me... specially the No Plan, supported by the other rules.  Early in my career, a manager told me not to worry about not having a plan, that as I journey thru I would face choices to make and that I would know the right choice when the time came, and those choices would open up new choices further down the road.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 24, 2013 9:23 AM

There is no plan. That is just so not bureaucratic thinking.

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The Truth About Wasting Time At Work - Forbes

The Truth About Wasting Time At Work - Forbes | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch |

If you look at the standard organizational model, the first thing you notice is that it’s a pyramid. It is narrower at the top than at the bottom. There are a lot of worker bees at the bottom of the pyramid — that’s why the base of the pyramid is broader than the top of the pyramid is. There are fewer managers than employees, and there are a very small number of executives at the top of the organization, calling the shots.

Since the typical organization has lots of non-management employees and only a small number of senior-level leaders, it stands to reason that every minute of a highly-placed executive’s day has great impact. The decisions C-level leaders make have huge ramifications on everything from the company’s stock price tomorrow to the firm’s existence or nonexistence five years from now.

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What does our obsession with time-keeping at work say about us as leaders?

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