“Don’t fly in because the place happens to be at the top of the news today and then fly out as soon as something else comes to top it off.”
The Purpose Economy is, “centered on the need for individuals to find purpose in their work and lives.” How can we thrive in this new economy?
Books about job hunting and career building can certainly help you out. But for inspiration and guidance, some of the most helpful books don’t focus on careers at all.
“We’ve being doing great supply chain work for decades now and still we can kill 1200 people in a heartbeat, so what does this mean to actually do this work inside a big company?”
Christine Bader was no longer employed by BP when the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig exploded in 2010. To her, the BP portrayed in the news in the tragedy’s wake seemed worlds away from the one she had come to know.
I had a chance to chat with the author of Body of Work, Pam Slim. We talked about mentoring, the new world of work, and why we need to say goodbye to the workplace mafia culture.
In an era when switching from one job to the next –whether or not by choice– is becoming increasingly frequent, Pam Slim’s humorous mix of conceptual and practical approaches to building a body of work is an important, well-researched, and inspiring read.
Success should not be measured in accomplishments — whether money, a promotion, or a pat on the back — but the achievement of reaching your full potential, whatever that looks like for you.
The spotlight we shine on doing good can leave opportunities to do even better in the shadows. To make good decisions –whether for ourselves or in our work– we need to push that spotlight around and illuminate dark corners.
For many of us, it’s hard to imagine what a job search looked like before Google, Monster.com, or, of course, Idealist.org. For a peek into the past, I searched for the earliest available edition of What Color is Your Parachute. I wanted to see what, if anything, has stood the test of time.