Tuesday Dispatch: Issue #48
The Owl and The Beetle
This week we learn the difference between a plan and a strategy, how to motivate team play, and mental models. As well as canned texts and how to get perfect seats on your next flight.
I'll also pretend to answer a question I got on our Telegram group.
Let's get going!
3 Droplets of Leadership
A Plan Is Not Strategy
A comprehensive plan, with goals, initiatives, and budgets, is comforting. But starting with a plan is a terrible way to make a strategy. Roger Martin, former dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and one of the world’s leading thinkers on strategy, says developing strategy means going outside an organisation’s comfort zone and escaping the common traps of strategic planning.
How To Lead Employees Who Aren't Team Players
Have you ever worked with an employee who isn’t a team player?
Check out this video by Rick Goodman.
Freakishly effective mental models
Check out this great Twitter thread about mental models such as "Decomplication" or “Via Negativa.”
They will save you hundreds of hours of your life.
2 Grains of Technology
Business and personal canned responses examples to speed up your communication.
Don't miss it!
Better Seats on your Next Flight
They have created a portfolio of aircraft seating plans, carefully developed and uniquely detailed to help you make the very best decision about where to sit on-board your next flight.
Starting with the airlines they know most intimately, American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, and Iberia, their aim is add new airlines in the future but we will only ever publish information that we know is accurate and reliable.
Check out aerolopa.com!
1 Atom of Reflection
A few days ago, my buddy Dan asked me about the name of this very newsletter. The owl and the beetle are two interesting animals, somehow dear to me. And that's all for this week; stay tuned for more!