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Noble Purpose Newsletter

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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How to Get a Pay Bump (Without Leaving Your Job)

With inflation at an all-time high and an incredibly tight labor market, many employees are looking to leverage the current circumstances and make serious financial headway in 2022.  According to a recent Forbes piece, most people receive a salary increase of anywhere between 10% to 20% when they change.

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How to Rebound from a Toxic Boss

Do you lay awake at night wondering if your boss is mad at you? Do you walk on eggshells, despite no one ever yelling at you? A toxic boss will scar you long after you walk out of their office. Toxic bosses, especially early in your career, can have.

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The Great ReThink: What the Last 12 Months Mean for the Future of Talent

Great resignation, great reshuffle, the “big quit,” whatever your chosen vernacular, represent an outcome. What actually prompted corporate America’s mass exodus is something else: a great ReThink. It’s what is sitting underneath the outcome. Usually, a ReThink happens on an individual level. If you go through a traumatic event,.

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How High Performers Keep Learning (Even When They’re Busy)

Traditionally, our collective view on learning and development has been somewhat narrow- blocked out time specifically dedicated to improving the skills you need for your current job. But when people are tired and busy…that view just doesn’t work. According to LinkedIn data, 94% of employees would stay at a.

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