This past weekend, I watched the documentary 9To5: The Story of a Movement. Though I'm familiar with Dolly, Jane, and Lily's take on it, I didn't know the real story of the movement that inspired it. If you don't either, I'd recommend it; i's full of good lessons about history repeating itself. But what was most surprising to me is when the organizers of the 9to5 movement did a survey of their members to find out what their most pressing needs and concerns were, one need the film showed repeatedly was: A clear Job Description. One member even responded, "Job Description, what Job Description."
What's shocking to me, is that 40 years later, writing a clear and thorough Job Description is still something I have to convince entrepreneurs that must be done. It's not seen as a tool to promote equality, but more often a burden on the founder. In this musical edition of the newsletter, we'll look at how to create a well-written job description with the lyrics and song titles of Dolly Parton's tunes. Roll with me now. Each hyperlink will take you to one of my favorite Dolly tunes as the soundtrack to this newsletter.