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Meaningful Work

Can Too Much Meaning at Work Be Harmful?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 06.06.2016 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

Does your work fill you with a sense of meaning and purpose? Do you love what you do so much, you actually find it hard to switch off? Do you ever worry -- just a little -- that the positive difference you're making through your work is starting to consume you?

PURPOSE - beyond earning money!

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 05.20.2016 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

The most important assets of employees have evolved over the years - from muscles and speed to knowledge and the ability to adapt to rapid changes. ...

Your 30-Day Plan for Meaningful Work

Dr. Christi Hegstad | Posted 03.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christi Hegstad

You likely invest a good portion of your days -- and therefore your life -- at work. When you consciously use that time to express your purpose, make a difference, and help yourself and others grow, your experience changes dramatically.

6 Quick Steps for Finding Your Company's Authentic Purpose

Great Work Cultures | Posted 03.28.2016 | Business
Great Work Cultures

by Vic Strecher Near the British Museum in London is the headquarters of Bupa, one of the largest health-care companies in the world. Meeting with th...

Overcoming Worldwide Employee Engagement Crisis by Engaging the Heart

Reiner Lomb | Posted 03.14.2016 | Business
Reiner Lomb

Worldwide, only 13% of employees working for an organization are engaged, according to a January 2016 Gallup report. This is shocking because it means...

Chat for a cure: How Viber merges mobile messaging and community in support of ALS

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 04.21.2016 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

Did you take the ice bucket challenge to support ALS? If so, you found out that a bucket of cold water can hurt so good! At the height of ice bucket ...

What Is the Meaning of Life for You?

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 10.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Gleb Tsipursky

(image credit) This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers people to refine and reach the...

Want To Make Your Work More Meaningful?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 10.23.2015 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

The number one predictor of finding meaning in our jobs is the belief that what we do positively impacts others. The good news is that in most case our jobs do have a positive impact, however often we're too far away from the people who use our products or services to really understand how what we do benefits others.

It's NOT the Economy, Stupid!

Michael Bader, D.M.H. | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics
Michael Bader, D.M.H.

Liberals are sorely mistaken when they assume that Maslow's hierarchy of needs is universal and that programs primarily promoting economic redistribution are going to speak to what people most deeply care about.

How to Discover Your Brand's Purpose

Janet Odgis | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Janet Odgis

Every entrepreneur and professional should ask themselves three simple questions: • What is their company's purpose? • Why is that purpose valua...

Creating an Environment of Purposeful, Meaningful Work in Today's Competitive Market

Mike Alpert | Posted 09.04.2015 | Impact
Mike Alpert

People are drawn to and support organizations and businesses that have shared values. Here's another novel thought: really good people and really good businesses become great when they create and maintain purposeful, meaningful work.

Authentic Leadership :: What I Learned from a School Custodian

Rosalinda Mercado-Garza | Posted 08.04.2015 | Education
Rosalinda Mercado-Garza

I have learned that leadership - when authentic - belongs to the individuals who make the conscious choice to be a part of a greater purpose.

How to Discover Your Purpose and Do Work You Love

Grace Bluerock | Posted 07.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Grace Bluerock

Finding your purpose takes some effort, but it gives you in return such important awareness and insight into yourself. When you think about the rest of your life, investing a bit of time to discover yourself is well worth that effort.

Spring Cleaning for Your Career (Part 3/3)

Dr. Suzanne Gelb | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
Dr. Suzanne Gelb

This is part three in a three-part series on tidying up your inner world: your beliefs, practices and personal habits. (Click here to read part one an...

Three Lies About Meaningful Work

Adam Grant | Posted 05.06.2016 | Business
Adam Grant

Where you work is no longer the major source of meaning. And in the next decade, employers will fade even further into the background.

Robots May Rob Us Of What Makes Us The Happiest

Nicholas Carr | Posted 06.06.2016 | World
Nicholas Carr

We're actually happiest when we're absorbed in a difficult task, one that challenges us not only to exercise our talents but to stretch them. And yet, given the opportunity, we'll eagerly relieve ourselves of the rigors of labor.

Jam Session Interview Series: Pamela Slim

Deb Owen | Posted 03.31.2015 | Business
Deb Owen

In today's Jam Session, Pam and I jammed on directing your career path versus having the path defined for you, building your body of work within a framework of a life, work/life balance, and the concept of having it all.

You Are More Than Your Job

Rena DeLevie | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Rena DeLevie

Knowing who we are and how we want to be in this world, this is what makes work fun. The way we do it -- in fashion or electrical engineering or waste management -- doesn't matter as much as the awareness of self.

How Rookies Stay Relevant

Kare Anderson | Posted 12.19.2014 | Business
Kare Anderson

What's it take to stay relevant in work today? That often cited and disputed study made famous by Malcolm Gladwell, it takes 10,000 hours to achieve ...

Why I Quit My Big Time, Powerful, Six-Figure Corporate Job

Gayle Hilgendorff | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Gayle Hilgendorff

I'm not sure if it was divine intervention, spiritual awakening, universal alignment, or just the really amazing bottle of chardonnay I had shared with my husband the night before, but something amazing happened one morning in November 2010. As my eyes struggled to open in the brisk morning sun, I felt different. I had an epiphany.

Without a Net

Leigh Roche | Posted 09.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Leigh Roche

Life will force us into circumstances and places we may not always feel we fit. How we adapt and remain flexible, grateful, and also humble is crucial to not only our happiness but for our survival.

What Happens When You Find Purpose At Work

meQuilibrium | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

The truth is, if you want more out of your work, there's more purpose to be found. Doing meaningful work needn't be some elusive cultural ideal reserved for the wealthy or the lucky. Instead, it starts with what you most deeply believe.

The Leadership Philosophy Of 3 P's: Passion, Purpose, People

Ekaterina Walter | Posted 12.07.2013 | TED Weekends
Ekaterina Walter

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgNo matter how you look at it, no matter which field you are in, no matter how brilliant your ideas are, success is a team sport.

Meaningful Work Doesn't Always Mean Compromising on Salary

Aubrey Bach | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Aubrey Bach

Figure out what it is about a possible career path that you really find rewarding and don't assume that you get bonus points for smaller paychecks and you might stumble upon a career path that makes the world a better place and pays the bills.

Discovery

Eric Silfen, M.D. | Posted 12.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Eric Silfen, M.D.

I would suggest discovery has seven key elements we need to acknowledge and celebrate as we look for the next innovations that will allow us to live well and enjoy life.