From the category archives:

Meaning

Tweet Well – not in so many words! But read on. As Professor of Management Practice at London Business School and founder of the Hot Spots Movement, Lynda is universally regarded for the insights her books and research have provided into organisational behaviour and management. Her most recent research focuses on the organisational, personal and […]

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Tweet A number of people have commented to me recently that I have been very quiet on this site. Someone even wanted to know if I was still alive! Well, I am very much alive but have been devoting a huge chunk of my paid work time for the past year in working with my […]

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Tweet Fascinating video from the clever RSA group, presented by Daniel Pink based on his last book. Relevance to portfolio careers? Most of us have deliberately chosen not to work full time for organisations. Why? Because they don’t let us be self directed, they don’t encourage us to learn and master new skills and they […]

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Tweet I was giving a talk recently and as usual was emphasizing the importance of identifying your motivated skills or strengths when an academic in the audience alerted me to the research studies of Tom Rath and Jim Harter in their book Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements. In this they state that, “Career wellbeing might […]

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Tweet “The sleeping giant of employee motivation.” A great overview by Mike Pegg of Dr Paul Fairlie’s work on how we find and create meaning on our work. The videos are good primers.

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Tweet interesting post on the gift of the survival dance – that of self reliance

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Tweet Great piece in Fast Company magazine firstly talking about ‘broken tile syndrome’ – read it and see. And then  about the fact that most of us are much more skilled in complaining than we are at giving positive feedback. As portfolio workers often moving in and out of organisations we have great opportunities of […]

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Tweet I have just finished listening to Derek Sivers’ latest book “Anything You Want” and at just over 1.5 hrs, its a really great listen. He talks about how he set up a independent music site called CD Baby and sold it in 2008 for $22m. But its not really about the money – more […]

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Tweet My prescription for a daily dose of happiness….

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