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Noble Purpose Newsletter

Top Performers Know: Your Peers are Allies, Not Your Competition

I was talking to one of my friends over the weekend who went to an Ivy League Business school. She told me, “On the first day, our professor told us to look around the room. He said: These are the people you will work for, the people who will.

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Overcoming Fear in the Face of Uncertainty

For many, the future is feeling increasingly wary; recent Wall St. forecasts turned out to be overly optimistic and economists are reporting the recession risk has spiked The collective climate of angst can send our amygdala into overdrive. It’s the prehistoric part of our brain that is obsessed with.

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“Don’t burn your bridges” …Except in These 3 Situations

We’ve all had moments where we force ourselves to bite our tongue. Maybe it’s an erratic boss, a less-than-tactful coworker, or a downright rude customer.  In the moment, you sit there calmly, with the age-old adage in the back of your mind….don’t burn your bridges. This long-time career advice.

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Training Your Brain: How to Feel More Gratitude, Connection, and Happiness

I was having brunch with a few of my friends over the weekend. We were sharing what we had been up to over the last several months and I mentioned that I had recently participated in a gratitude seminar. Each of them leaned in. After all, who doesn’t want.

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The Hidden (negative) Cost of Data-Driven Leadership

The breadth of data at our fingertips is a powerful tool, information has never been so accessible for leaders. We’re able to quantify things that in the past felt gauzy like, employee engagement, productivity, customer perceptions, competitive threats, and even manager perceptions are all now measurable. Almost every employee,.

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Getting Through the Week

Do you start each week thinking, I just need to get through the week? People are busier and more tired than ever. By Wednesday, the calendar is out of control. By Friday, eyes are glazed over. It doesn’t have to be this way. I’m a work in progress myself,.

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How to Say No to Non-Promotable Work

You’re asked to head up the mentor project, pull together some resources, or plan the national sales meeting. You say yes, because it will help the organization. But is it furthering your career? Maybe not. Last week I had a conversation with Lise Vesterlund, the author of The No.

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Safeguarding Your Energy: How to Deal with Office Eeyores

You’re in a good mood. Lots of meetings on the agenda, work you’re (mostly) excited about, and even an iced latte. Then enter, the office Eeyore – Shutting down ideas, endlessly complaining, and sucking the energy right out of the room. These so-called party poopers can have a draining.

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How to Make Your Workplace More Compassionate

For decades, leaders and teammates were told to “leave emotions out of it.” That’s terrible advice. Business is a human endeavor, and humans are emotional. It’s our superpower. According to HBR, “In a landmark study analyzing more than 3,500 business units with more than 50,000 individuals, researchers found that acts of.

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How to Find More Meaning and Purpose in the Job You Already Have

We often think ‘purpose’ is reserved for nurses, teachers, or the people curing cancer.  Of course, those roles are often inherently noble, but they’re not the only people who make a difference.  People in construction, accounting, tech, manufacturing, and all of the other ‘normal jobs’ are making our world.

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