Leadership In Tech Podcast Episode 48: The War Of Art, Part II (Ep. #48)

Welcome back to the Leadership in Tech Podcast Series.

This is the 2nd part of a special 2-part episode, following the release of the first part last Thursday, March 1st, 2018.  

Today, Zac and Errol will continue discussing the book The War of Art by Steven Pressfield.  They continue to discuss his ideas of resistance and more!

To hear more about how Zac and Errol interpret, and utilize, the best selling book The War of Art, keep on listening! This book has helped so many people to be more successful and productive. Now it can help you too, with the unique perspective of Zac and Errol to guide you!

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Episode 48 "The War Of Art, Part II" Outline:

02:27: Main segment begins with recap of Part 1 of The War of Art from last week.

03:46: Errol goes off topic to talk about his Masters Class with David Mamet who wrote Untouchables and Glengarry Glen Ross, and how he emphasizes professionalism.

06:25: A professional doesn’t over identify with his job. Zac illuminates how common that is in tech with younger workers who are new in the industry.  Errol noticed this common trend in the military but even more so in the FBI. Errol points out how this happens in the SEALs but they have a cold and methodical approach to it.

10:53: Errol cites an example where he was dealing with a group doing leadership development  and had pushback from an intelligent individual. He talks about the importance of receiving, and being able to handle, pushback.

12:01: A professional is patient. The resistance uses an amateurs own enthusiasm against him. Examples are discussed and they explore how this point ties in with the last point and the idea of separating your emotions from your work.

13:31: A professional demystifies. A sign of the amateur is over-glorification of, and preoccupation with, the mystery. An amateur thinks they’re indisposable and a professional knows they’re replaceable.

17:50: A professional seeks order. Pressfield says the only way to avoid chaos is to have a plan. 

20:47: A professional plays it as it lays. They conduct their business in the real world.

22:18: A professional doesn’t show off. It doesn’t mean you can’t let the competition or team know you still the boss by showing your “mad skills” from time to time, but it isn’t your MO.

28:05: A professional reinvents himself. This is especially important in technology with the rate of change, not only with technological innovation but with changes in the culture as well.

Errol Doebler