A Different Kind of Rowe

Yesterday I talked about the ROWE as in Results Only Work Environment, and today I had every intention of posting a long article on managing a remote team.  But then I came across this video of Mike Rowe speaking at TED and was struck by several things:

  1. I could not talk about sheep testicles on stage in front of several hundred people with a straight face – thankfully I don’t have to.
  2. Sometimes despite the best advice and information we think we have, it’s easy to be wrong.  It’s always better to listen to the people who actually do the job vs. the people who talk about doing the job.
  3. Mike has some great points in here (past the halfway point so hang on through the story at the beginning) about the war on work and how Hollywood, the government and others have been portraying it.

For more about Mike’s advocacy of dirty jobs and trade careers, check out Mike Rowe Works

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  • Katy,

    I couldn’t stop watching! Thanks for sharing this.

    Safety 3rd!

    Leadership Freak
    Dan Rockwell

    Dan Rockwell Reply
    • Thanks Dan – me too! I think what he is doing in promoting work – even hard, dirty work – as a good and valuable thing is awesome. People are always looking for a shortcut (especially internet based businesses) to lots of money for no work and maybe it happens for some but for most of us it’s about doing the hard work day in and day out. All the best! Katy

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