Discover Your Purpose

What Is Purpose? As I prepared for my conference presentations this week, one of the observations I made in my research is a reminder of a fundamental truth that doesn’t get enough airplay. In a nutshell, it’s that people (and organizations) exist for a...

Connect Your Purpose and Career

Zoom Out Whenever you get a chance to catch your breath, especially after a long, intense period, it’s always good to reflect on the bigger questions about your life and career to center yourself. It’s a time to think about the “zoom out” questions—questions you ask...

The Full Freedom You Celebrate

Celebration This past weekend we celebrated Independence Day in the US. The family gatherings, concerts and fireworks culminate in a celebrated annual extravaganza. We have no difficulty celebrating our freedom—the ability to choose. But sometimes we forget the other...

Compliance is Necessary. Advisory is Valued.

What Matters When I ask professionals in my training what they do, they basically report that they prepare and review tax returns or audit reports. Too many managers believe that this is their job. They are taught to add a sprinkle of relationship and voila—they are...