Humans and AI can complement each other's strengths. Humans have certain skills that machines cannot match:

  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Creativity
  • Social skills

Machines have certain areas where it outperforms humans:

  • Speed
  • Scalability
  • Quantitative capabilities(analysing trillions of data entries)
  • Raw horsepower
  • Doing repetitive, monotonous work

An organization requires both kinds of competencies to thrive.

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  • You can build up the case to touch base again in a few weeks in the thank you email.
  • Make follow up meeting requests informal.

In about three to four meetings, you will have a general idea regarding the quality of the mentor and if you want to label the relationship, you can suggest that in the email and see if the person is now officially willing to be your mentor!

Great leadership style is different from your own personality. It derives from the social markers that we express in the workplace.

The signals we send to others about our status fall into two categories: Power and Attractiveness.

  • Powerful markers are associated with expressions of confidence and competence along with abrasiveness and intimidation.
  • Attractive markers are related to expressions of agreeableness and likability but also diffidence and submissiveness.
Where No Man Has Gone Before: Star Trek

In the late 80s, Patrick Stewart was the classy and dashing Captain Picard, the main character of the Star Trek series, which started in 1966, originally starring Captain Kirk (and Spock!). The idea of exploring strange new worlds in the galaxy, speeding at warp-speed in a beautiful ocean cruiser-like spaceship was too good to resist.

Captain Picard may be fictional, but he’s my mentor nonetheless. He was portrayed as having an introverted, intuitive, thinking, and judging (INTJ) type personality and his analytical problem-solving skills provide leadership lessons to us even now.

Two critical work environment design principles that help employees cultivate passion:

  • Creating systems for experimentation to help learners discover their particular domains. This can happen through processes, tools, and management support.
  • Supporting connection among workers. Companies can make it easy for employees to find others with relevant expertise, both within and outside the organization.

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