Ep 8. Scott Sonenshein: To Chase or To Stretch? - Work and Life with Stew Friedman

Scott Sonenshein is the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at Rice University. Scott’s book “Stretch” offers a groundbreaking approach to achieving high performance. The stretch mindset is about using resourcefulness and creativity in the face of constraints -- simply put, to achieve more with less. Stew and Scott discuss how listeners can develop a stretch mindset. For more information about this and other episodes, check out workandlifepodcast.com, where you can find show notes, links to resources discussed in the conversation, previous episodes, and the roster of Stew’s guests you can look forward to hearing soon. Show Notes (times when new topics start) 1:50. Silicon Valley. Scott spent time in SF during the dot com bubble. There he saw startups recklessly chasing resources. This inspired his current research. 5:10. Using creativity to stretch. Creativity allows business to use old resources in new ways. 7:15. Embracing constraints. They enable us to do things unconventionally to achieve ours goals. 16:05. How to stretch. There are many ways to develop resourcefulness and creativity in work and other parts of life.
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