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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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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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What Purpose-Driven Leaders Do Differently

It’s not work that erodes our spirit, it’s meaningless work High impact leaders go beyond the fundamentals (like setting clear goals and giving positive feedback), they up-level everyone around them, by infusing a wave of inspiration and commitment. In the last two decades, I’ve had the privilege of working.

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Two Things People Get Wrong About Purpose

All the cool kids have purpose. Or so it seems. As more organizations begin to adopt corporate purpose statements, we see announcements on social media, a push for purpose-driven hiring, and CEOs deliver inspirational townhalls. Yet for many front-line leaders, keeping an aspirational purpose alive in the cadence of.

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How to Motivate Your Team As The Economy Reopens

As the economy starts to reopen, companies face a delicate question: how can they sell – which is essential to their survival – but do it in a way that isn’t perceived as desperate or off-putting? One Chief Revenue Officer summarized the challenge: “I want to tell my team.

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Four Ways Leaders Can Infuse More Meaning Into the Workplace

The words of the leader have an outsize impact on the team.  Words create worlds. If you’re a leader, your words tell your people how they should feel about your organization. I use the word “feel” very intentionally here. The most effective leaders use their time with their teams.

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How to Keep Your Head When Others are Panicking

The future is always uncertain. On some days this reality is more present than others. You’re coasting along, thinking you’re in control. Then bam, outside events remind you, there are no guarantees when it comes to your money or even your health. Like most people, I well remember the.

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Why Participation Trophies Don’t Work at Work

They’ve been called the snowflake generation. Some leaders say Millennials and Generation Zs are adverse to hard work. I disagree, strongly. My team and I regularly work with organizations brimming with young people on fire for work. The difference is, younger generations want meaningful work. They’re not content with.

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Why Passion Fails (at work)

The words passion and purpose are often used somewhat interchangeably.  It might surprise you to learn, purpose and passion are two distinctly different things.  And one is significantly more effective for driving performance than the other. Let’s start with definitions. Passion is when you feel excited about your work..

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Why Your Great Systems Cause You to Fail, Eventually

What if the systems that made you successful wind up being the very systems that cause you to fail? Consider the case of Pete. When he took over as CEO of a fast growth firm, things had been unraveling for a while. Revenue had grown, fast, but their systems.

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