Terry Storch Dispatch w.11.2020
A leader's responsibility, first and foremost, is to cause a mission and vision to have tangible results in a real world. —Dr. Henry Cloud
Some weeks seem to have less time than other weeks. This rang true for me this week, therefore, today’s dispatch will be slim. Nonetheless, I hope you enjoy!
“Being conflict-avoidant is selfish and apathetic.” This is a direct quote from one of my morning writing’s last week. You can read more here. In case you didn’t know, I’ve been publically journaling my morning readings. The weeks are listed at the bottom of this dispatch.
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“The Dangers of Workism” is the must-read this week. What is workism you might ask? Well, thanks to Derek Thompson at The Atlantic, he describes workism as “a kind of religion, promising identity, transcendence, and community.” It's the deep intermingling and mixing of our identity and our careers. It’s a great read, and I recommend diving into it today or this weekend. Read now.
Simon says, “Pay attention to what Simon Sinek says.” I really appreciate how Sinek thinks and the approach he takes with his books and talks. Sinek’s latest book, The Infinite Game, is all about leading with the right mindset. Sinek says, “Leaders who embrace an infinite mindset build stronger, more innovative, more inspiring organizations. Ultimately, they are the ones who lead us into the future.” This Forbes interview and podcast is a great kickstart to thinking and content. Read now.
Would you like to know how to stop being so defensive? If you’re like me, then you’ll say, “Yes!” Or, maybe if you’re like the previous version of me, you’ll say, “Who me? I'm not defensive!” This great article by Marlene Chism offers some really practical and tactical tips and solutions to being defensive. We can apply so much of this topic in the workplace, but also at home with our spouses and children. Read now.