Cube50 – How to Change

This is a very special episode, one that explains part of the reasons why StartingCube exists.

 

There are two clips inside this cube, first from the episode of EconTalk titled Don Boudreaux on Public Choice, where Russ Roberts poses the question to Don Boudreaux how he could be changing the world since Don does not vote in elections.

Second clip is from Seth Godin’s book Tribes. Seth tells a story of a process a couple uses to have dramatic change where they are.

 

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Starting Questions:

  1. Who do you promote?
  2. Have you found people with common goals to work with?
  3. How are you influencing others?
  4. Why?

 

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Cube0022 – Coloring Sheep

Ever had someone attempt to manage you through fear? Have you done this to others?

In his book titled Tribes, Seth Godin dubs this Sheepwalking. A good portion of this cube can be found on his site; here is a highlight:

Step one is to give the problem a name. Done. Step two is for anyone who sees themself in this mirror to realize that you can always stop. You can always claim the career you deserve merely by refusing to walk down the same path as everyone else just because everyone else is already doing it.

The biggest step, though, comes from anyone who teaches or hires. And that’s to embrace non-sheep behavior, to reward it and cherish it. As we’ve seen just about everywhere there’s been growth lately, that’s where the good stuff happens.

 

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Starting Questions:

  1. Do you try to encourage people to sheepwalk or to be creative?
  2. Do you trust your team, especially those who report to you? How can you improve the level of trust?
  3. … … what questions came to your mind as you listened?