Burn Ladders Build Bridges. Book Review by Colin Jordan.
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It eschews the typical, cold, brutish nature of many of its thematic predecessors — as its title would suggest. With Burn Ladders, Build Bridges: Pursuing Work with Meaning + Purpose, Patterson advocates for a more holistic, dynamic approach to looking at the world of work, industry, and corporations. But the traditions Patterson questions in the typical, career trajectory he argues stretch far beyond just said trajectory itself. It goes back to the foundational models of the very concepts applicable themselves.
A great example is in the book’s second chapter, where Patterson details the prospect of Achieve + Advance, a mentality that’s ingrained during childhood education. Said mentality promotes the concepts of winners and losers, right and wrong answers, and the necessary steps to pursuing said winners, and said right answers. In short, Patterson believes this is inherently flawed, and in a postmodernist workplace is something to wipe away. “Motivation is not the problem.
- Learning Lab: 3 Questions to Answer Better than Your Job Description2 min. read Job descriptions are static, limited in their depth and true day-to-day application.
- Learning Lab: Job Clarity3 min. read Grab a highlighter, 6 post-it notes, and your job description. Mark it up.
- Learning Lab: Redefine Career Success3 min. read Many – if not most people – measure career success by how far up they’ve climbed the ladder. They measure it with “more.”