To highlight individuals dedicated to the craft of their professions, in pursuit of excellence, and sustainability. Craftsmen and women use those principles to teach others and raise standards toward a better world.
What is Craftsmanship?
Craftsmanship refers to something made with the highest quality. It requires a distinct mindset and approach. Values like durability, integrity, and calling are often associated with craftsmanship. But it’s more than that. Craftsmanship—to live a life and perform work with craft—is the struggle for individual agency in a world telling us to fit in. More than finding a calling, it is about understanding how to fully utilize ourselves and our unique ability to solve problems of every kind. My goal is build a bridge between the principles of craftsmanship in the traditional sense and apply it to our own lives and work.
This book is about how we learn, and how our approach to learning impacts both our work and our lives. The master craftsmen it celebrates provide inspiration for those of you who want to think more creatively about the work you do and focus more clearly on work that matters to you. Craft is about helping you find that path, take direction for your own learning, and seek the experiences you need in order to level up. Look To Craftsmen explores the work of ceramicists, stone masons and wood turners alongside that of presidents, entrepreneurs, and consultants.
Christine Haskell’s research focuses on individuals dedicated to the craft of their professions, in pursuit of excellence, sustainability and integrity. Craftsmen and women use those principles to raise standards toward a better world. Her current work is featured in Look To Craftsmen Project. featuring the Profiles in Craft Series. You’ll find a trove of profiles of intriguing artisans and innovators spanning a wide variety of professions across the globe that illustrate her research with links to the full articles. Christine’s book The Future of Work Will Require Craftsmanship is due in late 2019. To understand more about Christine’s work, check out Our Current Problem.
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