Linchpins make a difference by leading and connecting in an indispensable way that creates value. Linchpins create work that is a gift which brings people together.
Become a Linchpin by fulfilling your potential. Reflect and discover what you can bring to the company and the world at large. Have a vision for yourself, engage with it, and bring your vision into fruition by rethinking how you do your job. Instead of playing the part of a pawn become the queen, the most powerful piece on the chess board by using your talents, creativity, and innovative outlook. Essentially, you are an artist with the genius to find a new way of getting things done. Make your vision something worth talking about.
Follow these steps to make your vision a reality.
- Sell what people will buy so people are forced to pay attention. Make your vision easy to promote so it will hit a critical mass market.
- Provide a unique interface between the organization’s members, which requires emotional labor to lead and connect.
- Deliver unique creativity by providing contributions that are focused and insightful.
- Manage a situation/organization of great complexity in a way that provides clear judgement when creating navigational maps to solve problems.
- Lead customers to the organization/product. Recognize that marketing is interactive, fluid, and decentralized because everyone plays a part in promoting the company.
- Inspire staff by seeing past cynics, politics, and corporation red tape.
- Provide deep domain knowledge and posses decision-making strategies.
- Possess a unique talent/selling proposition that you choose to do and choose to give and can sell in your introductions when meeting new people.