Seth Godin asks, “Are You Indispensable?”

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Are You Indispensable?

How to Become a “LinchPin”

A linchpin, as Seth Godin describes it, is somebody in an organization who is indispensable, who cannot be replaced.  You can learn more about how to become a linchpin in Seth Godin’s book, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?  Get it from Amazon now and save over 40%.

Grasp your opportunity to change through interaction

Seth Godin shares several quick tips on how to seize opportunities to change in this video about becoming indispensable.

Becoming a Linchpin

Emotional labor in sixty seconds

Digging deep inside you and producing an idea that scares you.” is just a small part of this video by Seth.

Cupcakes, Linchpins & Lizard Brains

I met a lot of new friends and caught up with some old friends at the  “Cupcakes, Linchpins & Lizard Brains” event hosted by Debbie Weil (@debbieweil ).  This was a very fun and informative event, which Debbie did an outstanding job of organizing.

I had to get my picture with this guy, he looks so much like Seth

Seth Godin, Me, &  Jennifer Berk
Robert, Me, & Jennifer Berk

Everyone’s an Artist

Debbie had several guest speakers and they shared some great tips on how to be indispensable.

Christopher Dorobek | @cdorobek

“Allow for mistakes”

“Try something new”

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Jennifer Berk

“Don’t wait”

“Take on new things”

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Mike Jolkovski

“Ask WHY more often”

“Be present”

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Susan Harris

“Make it fun”

“Be indispensable”

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Shashi Bellamkonda

“Strive to Learn”

“There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.” ala JFK

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Justin Thorp

“Stay Hungry!”

“Find new passions”

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Debbie Weil | @debbieweil

This is my favorite photo.  I think this pictue of Debbie shows the feeling of someone in the center of their passion.  This is the “sweet spot” of being a Linchpin.  I recommend subscribing to her blog http://www.debbieweil.com.  You will also find plenty of priceless advice, tips, & insights, that you can use right now, in her “Corporate Blogging Book“.

Thank you Debbie, for another great gathering!

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UPDATE: Presentation Videos are now available at:

Six Linchpins Speak at Midsummer Madness Sweets and Tweets (Hat Tip Seth Godin)

Chris Brogan | @chrisbrogan

A video review of the Linchpin book by Seth Godin.

Seth Godin’s Road Trip

You can learn more about Linchpins and Lizard Brains by attending one of Seth’s events during his 2010 Road Trip.

You don’t need more data

What you might need, though, is a different way of seeing, an immersion in an alternative approach to:

  • creating work that matters
  • spreading ideas
  • interacting with people online
  • approaching the digital world with generosity
  • realizing that small things have more leverage than ever before
  • and being surrounded by others on the same path who will inspire you to do even bigger things.

Learn more and find out how you can get your tickets here.

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