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Meaningful Work

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 val...

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 07.15.2015 | 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 05.18.2015 | 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 ...

Three Lies About Meaningful Work

Adam Grant | Posted 05.06.2015 | 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.

Looking Forward to a Robot Doing Your Job for You? Think Again.

Nicholas Carr | Posted 04.12.2015 | 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

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.


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.

Closing the Leadership Gap

Stedman Graham | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business
Stedman Graham

We talk about the gap between the haves and the have-nots. We talk about the education gap, the achievement gap, and the income gap. But the gap that will drive innovation, creativity, and socio-economic development all over the world will be closing the leadership gap.

At Work, More Americans Pursue Meaning Over Money (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 09.12.2013 | Healthy Living

Which is more important in your career -- meaning or money? For more and more American workers, finding a job that's personally fulfilling is worth sa...

Meaningful Work in The Pale King: In Memory of David Foster Wallace, Five Years On

Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.10.2013 | Books
Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D.

That point is the solace the author left behind for us, as we mourn the fifth anniversary of Wallace's untimely passing with the recognition that no more new words from him are forthcoming.

What Gen Y Really Thinks About Soccer Trophies and Entitlement

Jess Lively | Posted 10.27.2013 | Business
Jess Lively

We heard the message "work hard," but hard work alone wasn't what got us awards and accolades. At the end of the day, our output was measured more than our input.

Sophie Kitson: How Humane Is Work?

Sophie Kitson | Posted 10.12.2013 | Business
Sophie Kitson

More people today are interested in who they are, their values and making a difference than in making a promotion. More people today won't be loyal to a company; they will be loyal to an ideal.

What Does It Mean To Have 'Enough'?

Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D. | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D.

Nothing is perfect or everlasting. It is worth our while to contemplate deeply, mindfully and periodically on our own meaning of life. Racing toward only money, power and status is likely to leave us unfulfilled.

Easily Rediscover Your Passion

Marcia Wieder | Posted 06.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Marcia Wieder

Gratification comes when we are doing what we were meant to do and have passion doing it. We can achieve greater love, happiness and success in all areas of our lives when we are on a path that moves us deeply.

Filling the Leadership Pipeline: Developing the Reluctant Emerging Leader

Jennifer V. Miller | Posted 05.01.2014 | Business
Jennifer V. Miller

For many qualified young professionals, formal leadership was perceived as an exhausting, thankless role. Yet, Millennials have ambition. Young professionals do aspire to leadership roles -- just not the ones that their Baby Boomer colleagues have coveted so fiercely.