Indiana Jones Pt. 2: How to Integrate Conflicting Skillsets

Like Indiana Jones at the end of The Last Crusade, we all want to be the type of hero that can pass the trials when they inevitably come and save the day. But Indy can't pass those tests without his father Henry's wisdom and we as magnanimous leaders we know that it's not about us, it's about others. So how might we equip our team to pass the trials when it's hard to know when the trials will come or what trials we might face? To navigate that sort of uncertainty and challenge requires both generalist and specialist skill sets working in unison. To get to the Holy Grail we need to be able to integrate generalist skills like Indy's ability to adapt to change or fight his way out of a crowded room with specialist skills like Henry's knowledge of ancient civilizations and texts. Only then can the team pass the trials and accomplish the mission, becoming a bit more magnanimous along the way.
Like Indiana Jones at the end of The Last Crusade, we all want to be the type of hero that can pass the trials when they inevitably come and save the day.  But Indy can't pass those tests without his father Henry's wisdom and we as magnanimous leaders we know that it's not about us, it's about others.  So how might we equip our team to pass the trials when it's hard to know when the trials will come or what trials we might face?  To navigate that sort of uncertainty and challenge requires both generalist and specialist skill sets working in unison.  To get to the Holy Grail we need to be able to integrate generalist skills like Indy's ability to adapt to change or fight his way out of a crowded room with specialist skills like Henry's knowledge of ancient civilizations and texts.  Only then can the team pass the trials and accomplish the mission, becoming a bit more magnanimous along the way.

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Brian Nutwell
Host
Brian Nutwell
Brian Nutwell is an experienced product, process, and analysis leader. He loves connecting with other people and their passions, taking absolutely everything back to first principles, and waking up each day with the hope of learning something new. He is delighted to join Wonder Tour, to help discover pragmatic leadership lessons in our favorite mythic stories.
Drew Paroz
Host
Drew Paroz
Drew Paroz leads at the intersection point of people, data, and strategy. For Drew, nothing is better than breaking down problems and systems into building blocks of thought except using those blocks to synthesize fresh models. Drew is on a lifelong Wonder Tour to help take those building blocks into life change in himself and others.
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