Episode 309: Did You Know That One Scheduling Tweak Can Assure You Are Prepared For The Future?

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Did you know that one scheduling tweak can assure you are prepared for the future 6 questions 7 minutes Pure insights Episode 309 This one scheduling tweak can assure you are prepared for the future Wise words from Dorie Clark Duke Columbia Business Professor and Harvard Business Review Author The strategic thinking assessment Dorie mentions is available here Transcript of Question 4 Question number four - other than the generic work harder have a great attitude and care for customers what advice or insight would you give to other business leaders One insight that s been on my mind a lot Pete is something that I talk about in my new book The Long Game And fundamentally it s a book about how to apply the principles of strategic thinking to your life and your career and there s a section where I talked about the importance of 20 time Now this is something that Google popularized it s the idea that employees would take 20 of their time to spend on kind of speculative projects that are outside the scope of their regular work And I think this is an incredibly useful strategy both at the enterprise level and at the individual level if your company is not giving you 20 time use your own time for 20 time because we need to constantly be developing ourselves and learning and sometimes it can be through listening to great podcasts like this one it could be taking online courses it could be reading books or doing informational interviews or building your network but we have to keep ourselves sharp COVID showed everybody that we can t really predict what s coming down the pike And so you need to be ready for anything And the way to do that is to build a Swiss Army knife of skills with that 20 of time Please enjoy additional episodes at https petealexander com podcast Connect with Professor Pete on LinkedIn here https www linkedin com in petealexanderClick here to visit this podcast episode