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Tuesday Dispatch: Issue #106
Building relationships with your boss, and exploring responsibility as a super power.
This week we learn about responsibility, relationships, and function theft. As well as PackPoint and Tally.
Let's get going!
3 Droplets of Leadership
Your Fault vs. Your Responsibility: The Critical Difference
People get evasive around responsibility because they mainly experience the "it's our fault" part. However, there are other things to consider.
Failures in a company are seldom the fault of one person. The actions of each department affect the others. So, in essence, everyone shares some blame for most issues.
Don't miss this fascinating article on responsibility.
Building a great relationship with your boss
Many executives fail to utilize their relationships with their managers fully. This often leads to added challenges in an already tough job. Instead of gaining more support, they find themselves with an additional burden.
Check out this interesting article.
Executive Function Theft
Executive Function Theft (EFT) intentionally avoids decision-making, tasks, and responsibilities. These tasks are often seen as administrative, repetitive, less important, or simply not enjoyable. They are passed on to another person. As a result, the person receiving these tasks becomes so overwhelmed that they can't participate or enjoy more complex activities.
2 Grains of Technology
PackPoint will arrange your packing needs. It considers the length of your trip, the weather at your destination, and your planned activities. Don't miss it!
The most intuitive tool to build online forms. Check it out!
1 Atom of Reflection
A few weeks back, I changed my communication approach. I had spent months focusing on quantity, using every AI tool to create a content deluge across all my channels - TikTok, LinkedIn, Facebook, and this newsletter. But I've recently taken a new path. I realized that most people who follow this newsletter or my other channels are truly interested in my perspective, not just the vast amount of content I can produce. So, I decided to move away from the myth of automation.
I still use AI tools to streamline my work, but the creative content here is mine. I use these tools to write, edit, and produce more quickly. Living in this era is fantastic because these technologies present opportunities we didn't have before. However, we must be cautious when entrusting our creative process to machines. We risk losing our purpose. People follow and give us their attention; we can't just delegate our true selves to the machines.
Thank you very much if you made it so far in my rambling today. It means the time I dedicate to this weekly newsletter is well spent.
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