Lecture Format

Each lecture represents a single strategy within the Career Strategy Framework including the following content:

  • Mental Model - is a core idea of the framework summarized in a few sentences. Internalizing these mental models will shape your day-to-day thinking.
  • Strategy and Mindset - a strategy is the "how" to realize a specific outcome. Each strategy supports a foundational principle of the framework and practicing these will produce results. Strategy alone cannot deliver results unless you have the proper mindset to take action. In this section, I highlight attributes of the right mindset you will need, together with the strategy to accelerate change.
  • Directives - are a succinct list of recommended actions - the "things you should do". These include behaviors to adopt and actions to take to support your transformational change. In my experience, people value a synthesized list of actions instead of a long theory that then needs to be decomposed into a nugget that can be actioned upon. You will find hyperlinks throughout lectures that provide references to sources such as books and videos. I recommend you read the full book if you want a deep understanding of the concept.
  • Ask Yourself - a list of probing questions that will drive you to reflect on the key points of the lecture. The intent is to tease out thoughts and ideas that can be used to shape your career strategy and action plan.
  • Experiment With - a list of actions you can experiment with to start applying the strategy.
  • An Example in Practice - when I have a practical example from my career and life, I share the story so you gain a deeper understanding of how the strategy can be used and the type of results that can be achieved. I have found that stories are an effective way of describing the situation, how the strategy helped, and what outcome can be realized.
  • Resources - a list of books, podcasts, articles, and videos that relate to the framework strategy. In many cases, I synthesize and organize concepts from multiple sources that form the strategic thinking of the lecture. I highly encourage you to digest these resources when you want to go deep on a specific topic.