Linchpin by Seth Godin is one of the best books I have read. It gives the formula necessary to become the most valued member of an organization and not just a cog in the wheel. What follows are two of my favorite direct quotations from this book, sprinkled with my commentary.
“When you give something away, you benefit more than the recipient does. The act of being generous makes you rich beyond measure, and as the goods or services spread through the community, everyone benefits“. I have found this to be so incredibly true in my life. I believe there is nothing more valuable than giving your time and resources to someone who can not possible return the favor.
“You can either fit in or stand out. Not both“. I bet you can easily recall many examples where this is true. Think about it and choose wisely. A lot depends on your selection.