Sri Subramanian

@whoissri : High Tech Leader at work, Follower of Kids at home, Hoping to make this world a better place in small ways

Not Showing Up Is Sometimes The Better Option

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I quote Seth Godin:

BEYOND SHOWING UP

You’ve probably got that part nailed. Butt in seat, smile on your face. We often run into people who understand their job to be showing up on time to the work that’s assigned.

We’ve moved way beyond that now. Showing up and taking notes isn’t your job. Your job is to surprise and delight and to change the agenda. Your job is to escalate, reset expectations and make us delighted that you are part of the team.

Showing up is overrated. Necessary but not nearly sufficient.

I am all about how we make transitions. I just want to add to Seth’s excellent post that, sometimes in order to delight, one must not show up and do what is assigned. It takes focus, energy, and time, to delight, and sometimes, the struggle is not what we want to do, but what we need to drop, in order to do it.

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Author: Sri Subramanian (@whosissri)

Sri is a technologist with a point of view, hoping to make this world a better place in small ways. She lives at the intersection of business, technology, and people. Sri is currently Founder of Volv.me Sri is also responsible for bringing two wonderful girls into this world, and - with ample help from her husband, and family and friends - successfully inserting many non-fun moments (such as brushing teeth) into their lives.

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