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Success is usually defined as having lots of people working under you — what if that’s all wrong?

Picture someone you view as “successful,” and what image comes to mind?

Maybe it’s the scrappy entrepreneur who started in their garage and now works with 100 employees under them. Or the executive who has multiple assistants and thus doesn’t read her incoming emails anymore. …

When I examined my trophy-chasing behavior, I realized it wasn’t serving me—and I didn’t need it anymore

In the final moments of 2021, I’ve been reflecting on what was perhaps the biggest change in my life in the last twelve months: It was the year I gave up on chasing prestige.

Several things contributed to this. One was when an ostensible career highpoint in 2020 turned out…

She recalled the wise words of her father

I’ve been writing a lot lately about the Great Resignation. This past week alone, I’ve spoken to psychologists and management professors, recruiters and therapists. And, of course, people who have quit their jobs. In all these conversations, I’ve picked out a recurring theme: purpose.

This is what literally everyone has…

A story for anyone who feels like they’ll never truly “arrive”

The Wrong Place

My story starts in the wrong place. It was a sunny morning in September, the first day of my first year at college. Computer engineering technology. That’s the path I had chosen for myself. 8:00 AM. I walk into a large classroom, flooded with harsh fluorescent light, row after row…

It’s time to say goodbye to the traditional linear path of the past

The pandemic has accelerated many employment trends that were already building over the past few years. Many companies moved to remote working during the pandemic. Many workers have been happy to embrace the flexibility of working from home while companies have found they can massively reduce the cost of maintaining…

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