In this video, learn about the three E's of a strong pilot or a small 10-20% project: enjoyment, expertise, and expansion.
- Just like the TV pilot, a career pilot is an experiment…that's meant to be evaluated and quickly.…Drop your attachment to the outcome and stay curious.…What can I learn here?…How might this inform my next move?…How can I expand on my original vision?…Piloting removes the pressure of having to find…the perfect next move.…These experiments are meant to be evaluated and quickly.…Another metaphor for this stage,…think of it like race horses at the Kentucky Derby.…Your job is just to line them up at the starting gate,…then observe as objectively as possible…which ones pull out ahead.…
I often have no clue which of my career pilots…will take the lead, but I remind myself that…that's the point.…We set up pilots precisely because we don't yet…have clarity on what our next strategy should be.…In running small experiments, we give pilots…a chance to inform us about where to invest…further resources based on which ones…are picking up speed on their own.…Here's a simple checklist you can run through…to set up effective pilots.…
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- Optimizing your current role
- Identifying your strengths
- Crafting a one-year vision of success
- Making connections to "friendtors" and one-off mentors
- Creating a skill-building game plan
- Identifying small experiments and stretch projects
- Embracing smart risks
- Mapping next moves to make a greater impact