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Noble Purpose Newsletter

The Science of Optimism: How to Train Your Brain to Look on the Bright Side

Doom and gloom are at an all-time high. Yet, many of us still have to go to work, lead our families, and sleep at night. It begs the question- how can we be optimistic- especially in the face of deep, turmoil? Learned optimism is an idea rooted in positive psychology..

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Why Binging on Reality TV Can Make You Better at Your Job

Reality TV has a bad reputation as a mindless waste of time; a guilty pleasure for those looking to escape. It’s almost embarrassing to admit you watch it; you feel like you should preface it with ‘only after I read The Wall Street Journal’ or something. I disagree. I’m.

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What’s Behind Tech’s Retention Problem

For much of the pandemic, tech firms were able to fend off the Great Resignation. Tech companies were quick to embrace virtual work, capitalize on opportunities in rapidly changing markets, and shower their employees with lavish perks. But the ground that technology companies gained in the talent landscape is.

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A Response to HBR’s Latest: What’s the Purpose of your Purpose?

Lately, all the cool kids have purpose. It’s well documented that purpose-driven firms outperform their competitors. Customers want to buy from companies that stand for something bigger than just their quarterly targets, and employees want to be part of something bigger than themselves. In an era where BlackRock’s CEO,.

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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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