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Find Your Passion With These 8 Thought-Provoking Questions

Find Your Passion With These 8 Thought-Provoking Questions | WorkLife | Scoop.it

Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question, collected the provocative questions top designers, tech innovators, and entrepreneurs ask themselves to spark creativity. 

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, April 16, 2014 5:34 PM

Questions to consider: 


  1. What do I find myself doing?
  2. What am I doing when I feel most beautiful?
  3. What is something you believe that almost nobody agrees with you on?
  4. What are your superpowers?
  5. What did you enjoy doing at age 10?
  6. What are you willing to try now?
  7. Looking back on your career, 20 or 30 years from now, what do you want to say you’ve accomplished?
  8. What is your sentence?



Karen Bowden's curator insight, April 17, 2014 10:16 AM

What am I doing when I feel the most beautiful/handsome?

Where do I feel the most alive?

What is something you believe that almost nobody agrees with you on?

What are your superpowers?

What are you willing to try now?

In 20-30 years from now, what do you want to say you've accomplished?

What is your sentence?

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The Cult of Busy — TheLi.st @ Medium — Medium

The Cult of Busy - TheLi.st @ Medium - Medium

Throughout the day, we face a number of decision points about how to spend time. Too often we approach these decisions passively, as if our hand were being forced, our free will compromised. Many of the urban professionals I know, however, are not too busy to do anything they want — if that activity is actually a priority.

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Coming Home to Being — On Eudaimonia — Medium

Coming Home to Being - On Eudaimonia - Medium
In the deepest ocean, two waves collide. A little drop flies away, into the air, borne on the breeze. Now it is alone, just a traveller. The little drop will return home to the sea. But it does not know it yet.
You are that drop. And I want to describe your journey home, which is my journey home, which is all journeys home, in three challenges and realizations.
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You’re Never Done Finding Purpose at Work

You’re Never Done Finding Purpose at Work | WorkLife | Scoop.it

Take into account all three types of purpose — personal, job, and organization. But don’t shortchange your personal purpose, which is a common error.

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If you want your employees to be more productive, steal their chairs

If you want your employees to be more productive, steal their chairs | WorkLife | Scoop.it

If you're looking for a simple way to be more productive at work, just stand up. Productivity among employees with desks that allow them to stand or sit is 46% higher than that of their perennially seated peers, according to a study of call-center workers conducted by Texas A&M Health Science Center. 

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Networking Nuances in the Digital Age - TALENT MANAGEMENT

Networking Nuances in the Digital Age - TALENT MANAGEMENT | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Today’s networking norms have changed dramatically, thanks to the Internet and social media.
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Upwork’s CEO on How an Introverted Engineer Learned to Lead

Upwork’s CEO on How an Introverted Engineer Learned to Lead | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Kasriel describes how he broadened his skills to overcome a bias against engineers as CEOs.
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Millennials: How They Live and Work

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Are millennials really that different? The answer is yes -- profoundly so. Millennials will change the world decisively more than any other generation, says Gallup's CEO.
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The More People We Connect with on LinkedIn, the Less Valuable It Becomes

Offering a more nuanced approach to how we connect with people would turn LinkedIn into the engine of a new way of looking at the role of social networks in our working lives. Connecting online is now as big a part of our professional networking as face-to-face meetings and conferences. But just as in the offline world, some of those connections are more meaningful than others.
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Seth's Blog: Calling your finding

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Many people are trying to find their calling. But that doesn't explain Marianne Money, bank manager, or Jim Kardwell, who owns a card company. Or Thomas Duck who started Ugly Duckling rent-a-car and Tito Beveridge who makes vodka. I
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The Discipline of Listening

The Discipline of Listening | WorkLife | Scoop.it

As the up-and-coming vice president and CEO candidate for a Fortune 500 technology corporation sat before the CEO for his annual review, he was baffled to discover that the feedback from his peers, customers, direct reports, and particularly from board members placed unusual emphasis on one potentially devastating problem: his listening deficit. 

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How to Do What You Love

To do something well you have to like it. That idea is not exactly novel. We've got it down to four words: "Do what you love." But it's not enough just to tell people that. Doing what you love is complicated.
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What is transparency? — Parabol Focus — Medium

What is transparency? - Parabol Focus - Medium
Exploring transparency a design choice within an organization, how to enable it, and why it may necessary to succeed in the internet age
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What to Do With All Those Random LinkedIn Invites

What to Do With All Those Random LinkedIn Invites | WorkLife | Scoop.it
The secret sauce of LinkedIn lies in the power of your professional network - discover how to build it the right way using these key strategies.
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The Financial Fact Founders Can’t Forget

The Financial Fact Founders Can’t Forget | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Why does your company exist? Read the business press or company earnings statements, and the answer seems obvious: profit. Your company is a revenue-generating machine. Run it well, manage its capital
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Former GE CEO Jack Welch says leaders have 5 basic traits — and only 2 can be taught

Former GE CEO Jack Welch says leaders have 5 basic traits — and only 2 can be taught | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Getting the answer right can drive an organization's culture and performance to new levels. Getting it wrong can, too: downwards.
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Postgenerational Transformation: Everything You Know About Generations At Work Is Changing.

Postgenerational Transformation: Everything You Know About Generations At Work Is Changing. | WorkLife | Scoop.it
According to Amazon, you are most likely familiar with the concept of generations in the workforce or "generational warfare" all too well. When you search for books on their website using the phrase
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Ten Things Never To Say As You Quit Your Job - Forbes

Here is a simple speech to use when you quit your job, along with ten things never to say when you're on your way out!
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self-organization is the future

self-organization is the future | WorkLife | Scoop.it
If we as a society think it is important that citizens are engaged, people are passionate about their work, and that we all contribute to making a better world, then we need to enable self-organization. Central planning and hierarchical decision-making are just too slow and ineffective, especially for complex situations involving lots of people.
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Lessons Learned -- Why the Failure of Systems Thinking Should Inform the Future of Design Thinking

Lessons Learned -- Why the Failure of Systems Thinking Should Inform the Future of Design Thinking | WorkLife | Scoop.it
"You never learn by doing something right cause you already know how to do it. You only learn from making mistakes and correctin
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