In these highly-competitive times, how do you get ahead and distinguish yourself?
What do you do when everyone around you has a high GPA, has participated in the same extracurricular activities, and has gone to the same great schools?
You become a linchpin.
Seth Godin, the author of the book Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? describes linchpins as the creative and talented and bright souls at the heart of their organizations. These people invent. They lead, regardless of their title. They connect others. They create order out of chaos. They love their work, pour their best selves into it, and turn each day into a kind of art. They are, without a doubt, the essential building blocks of great organization. How are they created? They weld talent and intellect to experience and mentoring networks.