Seth Godin’s ‘Linchpin’ tells you to become indispensable. Here’s where it can backfire

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Being irreplaceable sounds pretty sweet right now, but not if you’re looking to level up in your career or business. If you want a career book so compelling it could persuade you to run through a wall, look no further than Seth Godin’s 2010 page-turner, Linchpin . When he asks us if we’re indispensable, Godin invites us to think outside the box and become so necessary to our organization that our presence shifts power dynamics and bucks the system. Read Full Story

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An unconventional success strategy for workers? Managing your manager

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Turn to some of these tips to help your boss and you get on the same page. Your boss is one of your most important pathways to career growth and success. Managing your boss comes down to helping them align with you on goals. Perhaps you want to eventually take on a new type of responsibility, which differs from your current role. The first step is learning to understand each other based off a solid foundation of trust. Read Full Story

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Skyrocket your career by paying attention to these 3 things

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If you’re worried you’ve hit a career plateau, pay attention to these three attributes. They can make or break your career. We can all hit a career plateau at one time or another. Sometimes it’s due to forces outside of your control, like if you work for a company that stops innovating. But sometimes it’s due to your own actions. The difference between a career that plateaus and one that skyrockets is the impression you make on others. Read Full Story

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