Each lecture is composed of strategic theory with a set of actionable directives - "things" I recommend you do. Change and transformation are not possible until you take action and the directives provide you with specific actions to take. Here is the structure of each lecture:
- Mental Model - the short, key point that you can internalize to shape your day-to-day thinking.
- Strategy and Mindset - the underlying strategy that supports a foundational principle of the framework. "Strategy" represents the "how" and outcome to be realized. Strategy alone cannot deliver results unless you have the proper mindset to take actions that deliver results. In this section, I highlight attributes of the right mindset you will need, together with the strategy to experience change.
- Directives - a succinct list of recommended actions - behaviors to adopt and things you should go do 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 actionable concepts you can experiment with to see if they can spawn results or provide deeper awareness into a specific area.
- A Story - when I have a practical example from my 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 strategy of the lecture. In many cases, I synthesize and organize concepts from authors 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.