How a “Linchpin” leads and connects people?

“A “Linchpin” helps leads and connects people in the organization actively and with finesse. This takes emotional labor and cannot be done by following instructions in a manual.” Adopted from Seth Godin’s book Linchpin.

The seven qualities of a “Linchpin”

The seven qualities that goes into making a “Linchpin” indispensable are: Providing a unique interface between members of the organization Delivering unique creativity Managing a situation of great complexity Leading customers Inspiring staff Providing deep domain knowledge Possessing a unique talent Adopted from Seth Godin’s book Linchpin

A “Linchpin” chooses a right boss

“A linchpin finds a boss who cannot live without a Linchpin. He finds a boss who adequately values his scarcity and contribution and rewards with freedom and respect. A linchpin does the work and makes the difference” Adopted from Seth Godin’s book Linchpin

“Tribe” evolution over the years

Human beings have need for a tribe but the makeup of the tribe has changed forever. Now a tribe consists of our customers or coworkers not only our family, our village or religious groups Adopted from Seth Godin’s book Linchpin

The significance of “Dunbar’s Number” in the age of social media

Understanding Dunbar’s Number “British anthropologist Robin Dunbar theorized that a typical person can’t easily have more than 150 people in his tribe. After 150 friends and fellow citizens we cannot keep track.It is too complicated.” In the modern age of social media where we have virtual friends and connections it is common to have 1000Continue reading “The significance of “Dunbar’s Number” in the age of social media”

Overcoming resistance of the limbic brain

The limbic brain or the lizard brain in human beings is the single biggest resistance towards change. Its inherent tendency is to anticipate fear and stay away from things that bring in a change to the status quo. A linchpin conquers the resistance of the limbic brain and is open to take calculated risks. “ItContinue reading “Overcoming resistance of the limbic brain”

Understanding the law of “Linchpin Leverage”

The law of Linchpin leverage states that: “The more value you create in your job , the fewer clock minutes of labor you actually spend creating the value” This separates a Linchpin from the GOOD Adopted from Seth Godin’s book Linchpin

“Great teachers” in schools is the need of the hour

Good teachers in schools teach students to obey rules and ensure compliance.This education is perfectly suited for grooming a group of well trained factory workers. In the modern age of a knowledge worker to groom “Linchpins” requires Great Teachers who teach the below most important aspects: 1) Solving INTERESTING problems 2) Leadership traits Adopted fromContinue reading ““Great teachers” in schools is the need of the hour”

What goes into a “Linchpin’s” persona

The image below adopted from Seth Godin’s book Linchpin aptly highlights the ingredients of a Linchpin’s persona. Noteworthy is the fact that a Prodigy is NOT a Linchpin