Career With A Purpose 12.0: Handling Pivotal Conversations, Part I

Handling Pivotal Conversations, Part I Career With A Purpose 12.0   A number of years ago, I was serving on the leadership team of a Trustee Board. One of the most surprising moments of my term was a crucial conversation our team had with the company’s CEO about the future direction of the organization. What

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Career With A Purpose 11.0: Four Management Tips for Retaining Top Talent

Four Management Tips for Retaining Top Talent Career With A Purpose 11.0   In today’s economy, with high unemployment and a shortage of full time jobs, one would think that employers would have no trouble recruiting and retaining talented men and women. However, recent studies show that today’s work force is looking for more than

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Career With A Purpose 10.0: Personal Steps from Good to Great

Personal Steps from Good to Great Career With A Purpose 10.0   In his 2001 classic Good to Great, management consultant Jim Collins identified seven factors or characteristics that can enable businesses to outpace competitors and reach the highest of industry goals. While the book is an especially interesting read for CEOs, department heads, and

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Career With A Purpose 8.0: The Power of Influencing Yourself, Part II

Serving Your Purpose Presents: The Power of Influencing Yourself, Part II Career With A Purpose 8.0   There is a lot of talk today about being our best selves and finding our highest destiny. Of course, we all want to live up to our potential, but what happens when circumstances and limitations seem to hinder

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Career With A Purpose 7.0: The Power of Influencing Yourself, Part I

Serving Your Purpose Presents: The Power of Influencing Yourself, Part I Career With A Purpose 7.0   Every day offers us a fresh start. We may have been disappointed with a frustrating interaction or poor personal performance the day before. But for our relationships as well as our work, we all have the opportunity to

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Career With A Purpose 4.0: Is “Following Your Passion” Really a Formula for Success?

Is “Following Your Passion” Really a Formula for Success? Career With A Purpose 4.0   When college grads begin a job search, the first advice they are usually given is to find something that matches their personal passions, gifts, and dreams. And they also, of course, are looking for good pay, an exceptional work environment,

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Career With A Purpose 3.0: The Component that Can’t Be Measured

The Component that Can’t Be Measured Career With A Purpose 3.0   When professionals talk about purpose in their careers, they are usually thinking of several factors. Since we spend the greatest percentage of our waking hours engaged in some form of labor, everyone wants, first and foremost, to feel his or her completed tasks

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