The power in a meaningful company doing work that matters is in the people’s will to sustain the pursuit of being better. Nobody can take that away from you besides you.
December 27 2018
Between Christmas and New Year lies a few strange days where nobody really knows what day it is. We feel ready for change in the new year. But are we really?
- The character we play in life can change whenever we choose, yet we’re hooked on playing the role rather than breaking the mold.
- Changing characters is weird to start with, whether it’s modifying a behavior we’re known for, or Jim Halpert starring in a Tom Clancy movie.
- Our work benefits when we remember the new character might better serve our work, our team, and our collective goals.
It’s only weird to see Jim–err, John, in a serious role for a couple of episodes. Then the new identity suits the role much better than Jim ever could.
How could 2019 benefit from a modification of the character you play?