Convert Challenges To Fuel

Because the dilemma will bury you in obstacles unless you flip the scales and find the path to performance hidden inside every barrier
  • Jesse Sostrin


IF OUR EVERYDAY HEADACHES AND challenges at work were a form of fuel, we would never run out of energy. As anyone who has spent even five minutes on the job can tell you, fuel is everywhere. However, for most of us these lingering obstacles are anything but small twigs and dry leaves that can be conveniently collected and used to start a productive fire. Instead, they take, take, and take from us in both direct and subtle ways.


Action Continuum Critical Moment Vary Perspective Small Twig Weak Commitment 
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    Kevin Ford and James Osterhaus, The Thing in the Bushes: Turning Organizational Blind Spots into Competitive Advantage (Colorado Springs, CO: Pinon Press, 2001).Google Scholar
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    This system was developed through years of rigorous research and practice. The process of making Nav-Maps and resolving workplace challenges in this way was most recently published in my book, Beyond the Job Description. There are chapters devoted to the origins of the process, including the research methodology, as well as how individual contributors and leaders can apply it. Jesse Sostrin, Beyond the Job Description: How Managers and Employees Can Navigate the True Demands of the Job (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).Google Scholar

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