Category Archives: Purpose

Trusted Advisors Deliver Insight beyond Execution

After a read at SystematicHR titled “HR Versus Finance – Influence, Power, and a Seat at the Table Part 1“, here’s the question that has me puzzling this morning, “Is human capital more or less valuable than financial capital?” In … Continue reading

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I Love My Job: New Interview Series

We talk often on this blog about the quest to find work that is personally meaningful, much more that just a paycheck, and ultimately a job that is THE job — the one you’d prefer to have over any other. … Continue reading

Posted in Career, Employment, Fulfillment, Meaning, More than a living, Purpose | 8 Comments

Personal Brand? Where's the Value?

Are you managing your Personal Brand? Is it worth more today than it was a year ago? Your brand value (alternatively – credibility, or reputation) is the incremental compensation you should be receiving over and above candidates in the same … Continue reading

Posted in Branding, Entrepreneur, Purpose, Value | 11 Comments

The only constant is you

When Toby and I started scribbling the ideas that became More than a living, we were trying to find a way to describe the business ennui in which we both found ourselves seemingly irrevocably ensconced. Part of that cathartic process … Continue reading

Posted in Autonomy, Career, Goals, Growth, Happiness, Meaning, Passion, Performance, Purpose, Responsibility | 4 Comments

Kathy Sierra's four killer questions

I could spend this post regurgitating the brilliance to be found in Kathy Sierra’s recent post, Don’t ask employees to be passionate about the company, but I’ll assume that you’re reading her stuff on a regular basis. You are reading … Continue reading

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Resume Building- The Difference Between Spit Shine and Fluffing

I get Rick’s rant – particularly if you’ve ever been duped into hiring based on a resume and interview, and discover the “new toy” out of the wrapper was completely plastic. All packaging, no product. I’m of two minds about … Continue reading

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Does this capture it? I believe that Purpose—not money, not status—is what people most want from work. Make no mistake: they want compensation; some want an ego-affirming title. Even more, though, they want their lives to mean something, they want … Continue reading

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