“Be the change” was Gandhi’s enduring advice to realize our ideas through action. In Smarter Faster Better, Charles Duhigg gives us a roadmap for just that.
Duhigg spells out why we should all have a “bias toward action” as a precursor to creative results. He gives compelling data of how visualizing our results, in fact help us achieve the desired outcomes.
Every team and every manager should read with particular note the Google insights from their People Operations’ studies. If your manager talks too much, or listens too little, you should send them a copy. If your hiring practices skew toward A-list schools over A-rated results, you should question if your company is valuing pedigree or performance?
“The right norms [types of behavior] could raise the collective intelligence of mediocre thinkers. The wrong norms could hobble a group made up of people who, on their own, were all exceptionally bright.”
If you would like to change the future, a best practice is charting your course by writing down measurable steps along the way. This book is a must read for every team and manager that would like a data-based foundation of actionable steps to improve your job satisfaction and your results.