Make a Ruckus

How can you speak up and stand out?

Seth Godin, best-selling author, marketing entrepreneur and leadership speaker, communicates the importance of standing out by speaking up, telling the truth and connecting with others. Seth's leadership expertise has been sought nationwide and in this video, he offers keen insight about raising your own level of leadership by making a positive, generous ruckus!
What does it mean to make a ruckus? What we learned in third grade, in tenth grade, and what we learned at the factory, what we learned in a non-profit organization, what we learned in our job was don't make a ruckus. Do what you were told. Be a compliant cog in a system that needs you to be a reliable employee. And, again, we probably need people to make the milkshakes and flip the burgers and to show up on time for their shift, but it doesn't have to be you. The people who we are rewarding, the ones we treasure, the ones we look forward to, aren't the ones who are being managed. They're the ones who make a ruckus, who speak up, who tell the truth, their truth, who are vulnerable, who are connected. Those all require emotional labor because they're frightening, but that's the work, that's our job, to make a positive, generous ruckus. I haven't yet met a person who has never once told a funny joke, who has never once told the truth, who has never once been brave, who has never once cared about someone else. So if you can do it once, the only question on the table is why aren't you doing it again?

Seth Godin

Seth Godin is the author of 17 books that have been best-sellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. You might be familiar with his books Linchpin, Tribes, The Dipand Purple Cow.

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