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Meaningful Work

You Are More Than Your Job

Rena DeLevie | Posted 11.24.2014 | 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 10.20.2014 | 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 | Home
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.

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.

10 Things I Know About Work Now That I'm In My 40s

Tessa Blake | Posted 03.12.2013 | Women
Tessa Blake

When people refer to women as having "big personalities," they mean she's either fat, funny or decisive.

Why I'm Not Impatient For the Light to Change

Maureen Anderson | Posted 12.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

I don't remember who first told me life is short, but it obviously made an impression. Maybe my grandmother, who guessed I didn't think I'd ever be as old as her -- and she was younger than I am now when she told me. Remembering that has made all the difference.

Meaningful Leaders: Joel Gascoigne of Buffer

Christel Quek | Posted 12.08.2012 | Small Business
Christel Quek

In a world of rising consumer cynicism about brands, Joel and his team have distinguished themselves within the crowded tech startup space by firmly believing in not just improving their core product, but also in improving the well-being of their users.

Meaningful Leaders: Sabrina Belkadi & Her Journey

Christel Quek | Posted 09.25.2012 | Business
Christel Quek

As a strong believer in the power of meaningful education to empower consumers and connect with the community, Sabrina also actively shares her knowledge by hosting educational workshops on topics such as wine tasting, wine appreciation, and food & wine pairing.

Dear Brands: Be Meaningful to Win

Christel Quek | Posted 09.16.2012 | Business
Christel Quek

We are now more concerned about being smarter, wiser, improving collective well being and are now more willing to punish brands which do not engage in sustainable practices.

Can You "Grow Up" During Midlife? Here Are Five Ways

Douglas LaBier | Posted 07.12.2012 | Fifty
Douglas LaBier

Learning to embrace both the "positive" and "negative" experiences of midlife is the path to growing up into full adulthood. Here are five suggested steps.

Social Enterprise Means Reaching Our Highest Potential

Lisa Curtis | Posted 06.14.2012 | Impact
Lisa Curtis

Reimagining work amidst a global recession might seem crazy, but as Albert Einstein famously said, the true definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Life P******

Misha Lyuve | Posted 04.08.2012 | Home
Misha Lyuve

Do you know what your life purpose is? This question used to make me uncomfortable. Its answer does not seem to be easily tracked down in smart books or far-away journeys or deep prayers.

Want to Find Work You Love? Channel Your Inner 9-Year-Old

These Here Hills | Laura Munson | Posted 08.13.2011 | Women

I love what Rita Wilson has to say about reinvention. She encourages us to think about what we loved to do as children. This rang all sorts of bells...