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Specifics that we covered on the show include:
- Background on who Justin Kerr and how the book, How to Be Great at Your Job came to be (3:01)
- On the term “efficiency monster” (4:50)
- On being caught with the email trap (6:58)
- The processes put in place to allow a person to be more efficient (7:49)
- On how to over-communicate that works best for a company (9:35)
- On building credibility over time (13:30)
- On doing work by breaking them into smaller components (15:50)
- On giving updates (17:30)
- On getting so far ahead and in return getting more work thrust upon you (23:20)
- How does Justin manages his time (26:40)
- The best thing about the book (32:40)
“Always be giving the updates because keep in mind the people you worked with are human beings and a lot of us can lose the side of that. We get titles and VPs and assistants but they are human beings – they get nervous, they have their own concerns, they are worried about their own boss – all of these different things. So telling people what is going on is just gonna lower the temperature a little bit.” ~ Justin Kerr
The key takeaways from this episode include: how to work with other human beings, how to balance life and work, what to do if someone at work hates you, and (of course) the critical skill of how to win an “email fight”.
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