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Noble Purpose Newsletter

Taking Control of Your Destiny: How to Lead Yourself (Even in Chaos)

If the last two years have shown us anything, it’s that the only thing we can control is our own behavior. The pace of change continues to be unrelenting and fueled by the great resignation, most people have more on their plate than ever before, either via a new.

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What Two Years of Zoom Taught Me (A Raging Extrovert)

Another day, another zoom. As a self-professed people-person, sitting alone on Zoom in my house got old quickly. And a few months later, even the introverts joined in the frustration. From a tech standpoint, Zoom has been a life and business saver. But from a personal standpoint, endless hours.

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What Most Organizations Get Wrong About Performance Improvement

A teammate is underperforming. Firing seems premature, but at the same time, this problem just can’t wait. Enter: The PIP (performance-improvement plan). A by-the-book, formalized roadmap designed to help struggling employees shore up weaknesses, hit benchmarks, and evolve into A-tier teammates. Well…that’s what PIPs started as. This practice likely.

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3 Predictions for the 2022 Talent Landscape

As we close out the first month of 2022, themes like adapting to remote work, an emphasis on employee wellbeing, and the Great Resignation (or Great Reshuffle, however you’re choosing to brand it) continue. I predict that 2022 will not be the peak of a massive workplace shift, it’s.

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What the Most Successful People Do Differently

Think about the people you admire most. What do they have in common? Have they achieved a certain level of economic or social success? Perhaps you admire their values, like their stick-with-it attitude or creativity. Maybe it shows up in personal ways, like someone who always shows up with.

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Decide Now: How Pre-Decisions Can Bring You a More Intentional 2022

We often agonize over non-critical decisions. Deciding what kind of car to buy is probably not going to have a big impact on your career. Deciding how to cut your hair isn’t going to impact your most important relationships. We think long and hard about material decisions. Yet when.

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Saving Your Soul: How to Set (And Keep) Boundaries at Work

New year, same zoom meeting. I doubt I’m the only one who feels at less than full throttle walking into 2022. In fact, I know I’m not. LinkedIn is filled with stories about burnout, Omicron, and the Great Resignation (or the Great Reshuffle, for the optimists). For a lot.

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3 Articles that Got People Talking in 2021

I’ve been writing a weekly article for over a decade. This practice has served as an avenue of exploration, a chance to reflect on the state of the world, and an opportunity to connect with all of you. It gives me a chance to see which ideas people find.

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The Meaning of Life in Two Words

Is it TV and Shopping?  Thankfully, no. Many years ago, I attended a lecture entitled, “The Meaning of Life in Two Words.”  With a promise like that, how can you not go? I honestly expected it to be a joke. It was not. In the first sentence his lecture,.

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How to Have Tough Conversations with Confidence

Do you ever find yourself putting off challenging conversations at work? Sometimes, just thinking about a potentially difficult conversation has the power to fill us with anxiety. And that wave of dread often causes us to kick the can down the road, and avoid a conversation that really needs.

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