Our education system has us focus on what will be on the test. When we later extend that to our work, we find ourselves in a lifelong cycle of catering to a boss, or the few people who most influence our work lives.
We can choose to ask better questions than “what will be on the test?” and “what’s the least I have to do to pass?” How about:
- What work can I do work that matters?
- What unique mix of skills, interests and capabilities allow me to make the most impact?