The People you need to Convince and Prioritize

When deciding whom to prioritize, consider the following groups of people:

  • Your employees
  • Your customers
  • Company ownership, including shareholders
  • Your superiors
  • Other primary stakeholders

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But leaders must remember that the goal isn't perfection. The goal is to move things forward, and learn from mistakes.

"There are very few decisions that are extremely high stakes, where mistakes are going to have major consequences," explains Pichai. "It's the incremental decisions that lead to progress."

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"What ties did you break this week?"

What this means is you can't convince every single person so in order to achieve the goal you need to achieve to convince the target people instead of trying to convince every single person.

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If your tendency is still to try and please everyone, ask yourself this question:

If my team fails, or if the company goes out of business, who will be happy?

Nobody, that's who.

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So, if you want to be a better leader, take a page out Sundar Pichai's playbook and ask yourself:

"What ties did I break this week?"

Then, remember to:

  • Prioritize those you want to please
  • Pursue progress, not perfection
  • See the big picture

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  • Careers are long. There's no need for a mad rush to find the ideal job. The first part of your career is about testing multiple jobs and understanding what you like/dislike and are good and bad at.
  • Don't spend so much time planning and researching the perfect career path -- you don't know what 'work' is yet anyway. Aggressively explore all options that seem interesting, learn, iterate, and you'll arrive to the 'perfect path' much faster.
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