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Are You Indispensable? Find out in Seth Godin’s new book LINCHPIN

Posted on 03 March 2010 by Phillipa Mitchell

Why are some people easily outsourced, downsized , or freelanced into obscurity, while others have their pick of opportunities? Discover how to become indispensable in Seth Godin‘s new book: Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? How to Drive Your Career and Create a Remarkable Future

There used to be two teams in every workplace: management and labor. Now there’s a third team, the linchpins. These people invent, lead (regardless of title), connect others, make things happen, and create order out of chaos. They figure out what to do when there’s no rule book. They delight and challenge their customers and peers.  They love their work, pour their best selves into it, and turn each day into a kind of art.    
Linchpins are the essential building blocks of great organizations. Like the small piece of hardware that keeps a wheel from falling off its axle, they may not be famous but they’re indispensable. And in today’s world, they get the best jobs and the most freedom. Have you ever found a shortcut that others missed? Seen a new way to resolve a conflict? Made a connection with someone others couldn’t reach? Even once? Then you have what it takes to become indispensable, by overcoming the resistance that holds people back. 
As Godin writes, “Every day I meet people who have so much to give but have been bullied enough or frightened enough to hold it back. It’s time to stop complying with the system and draw your own map. You have brilliance in you, your contribution is essential, and the art you create is precious. Only you can do it, and you must.”

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Brand New Self-Development Audio Books for the Month of February

Posted on 26 February 2010 by Phillipa Mitchell

It’s time to feast your ears for a change!
If you, like many other time-strapped individuals, find that you’re struggling to find the time to file just one nail during the day (if you’re a girl!), let alone take some time out to read, let us introduce you to the magical world of audio books.
For those of you who would love to focus more on self-development but have an avalanche of half-read fiction on your bedside table (and possibly under your bed too!), audio books are the perfect solution. 
Get into your car and instead of switching on the radio, remove your teenager’s (or yours) latest Killers CD, and replace it with something somewhat more intellectual.
Within a week your life will change, firstly because you’re actually getting some reading done, secondly because you really don’t care how long it takes to get to the office (or wherever it is that you might be off to), and thirdly because you’re investing some REAL time in yourself and your personal growth.
We LOVE audio books and seeing as February is the month of love, we’re thrilled to be able to share some of that love with you by presenting some brand new releases in the world of audio!
If you click through to our web site, you can even download and listen to a short audio clip of each book!
For those of you who are audio book addicts, drop me an email at phillipa@redpepperbooks.co.za and let me know what you’ve been reading and what has inspired you. I would love to share some of my favourites with you too, such as Tuesdays with Morrie, The E-Myth Revisited, How the Mighty Fall, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, The Alchemist, Have a Little Faith, The Tipping Point, The Four-Hour Work Week, and so many more!
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