“If your organisation wanted to replace you with someone far better at your job than you, what would they look for? I think it’s unlikely that they’d seek out someone willing to work more hours, or someone with more industry experience, or someone who could score better on a standardised test.
No, the competitive advantage the marketplace demand is someone more human, connected, and mature. Someone with passion and energy, capable of seeing things as they are and negotiating multiple prioritise as she makes useful decisions without angst. Flexible in the face of change, resilient in the face of confusion.
All of these attributes are choices, not talents, and all of them are available to you.”
– Seth Godin, Linchpin – are you indispensable?