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What the heck is talent? Part 4

What the heck is talent? Part 4

What the heck is talent, anyway?  The problem is in the definition. Traditionally, the nurture camp of scientists have defined talent as a one-dimensional gift, it was thought that you either have it or you don’t. Generally, we think of a brainy kid as generally “talented,” they appear to be smart at everything they try. But, […]

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Nature And Nature: Part 3

Nature And Nature: Part 3

There is a growing body of scientific evidence that shows the human brain is not a blank slate, rather, that we are each born with a uniquely wired brain that comes predisposed with different personality traits, strengths and weaknesses. On the nature side of the fence, there’s also a “multiple intelligence” camp that says you’re better off working hard […]

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Natural Talent vs Practice: Part 2

Natural Talent vs Practice: Part 2

In the natural talent vs practice debate, one camp of scientists study the phenomenon of exceptional people such as world class atheletes. They are the nurture camp, who largely oppose the idea that human beings have innate predispositions or natural abilities. Their thinking goes that people are blank slates awaiting to be imprinted by their environment: […]

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The Search for Meaning at Work: Part 4

The Search for Meaning at Work: Part 4

The Search for Meaning at Work: Part 4  Help Yourself, Help Your Company Last spring, 22 employee volunteers were chosen to participate in the pilot. They spent time with Spadafore assessing their talents, values, interests, and goals, (Career Change Program), and exploring ways to bring them together in a company project. Employees who came up […]

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The Search for Meaning at Work: Part 3

The Search for Meaning at Work: Part 3

The Search for Meaning at Work: Part 3  The Search for MeaningOK, so maybe the search for meaning is due, in part, to the fact that employees are spoiled. That doesn’t mean that companies shouldn’t address the issue. Anything that may increase corporate productivity—and employees’ happiness—is worth pursuing.  So, what makes work meaningful? What ignites […]

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The Search for Meaning at Work: Part 2

The Search for Meaning at Work: Part 2

The Search for Meaning at Work: Part 2  Personal Fulfillment So why are we thinking differently about work now? Why are we looking for meaning on the job as opposed to after hours like we always have? There are several reasons. One, the average American is working longer hours, allowing for less time at the […]

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How to Make a Career Change at 40 and After: Part 2

How to Make a Career Change at 40 and After: Part 2

Making a Career Change at 40 and After Moving your career in a new direction can seem daunting, but if done wisely it can be exhilarating. You are likely facing big questions, such as whether you can take advantage of your experience and accelerate your change without starting over from scratch. It is difficult to […]

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How To Find Meaningful Work: Part 2

How To Find Meaningful Work: Part 2

Part 2: How to Design a Career Path Designing a career path is the next step. If you haven’t seen part 1, How to Find Meaningful Work, read that first and then come back here. With no future and nothing waiting for you, then nothing will happen unless you “make it up.” We custom design our […]

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Career Change at 25: Part 2

Career Change at 25: Part 2

7 Things For Young professionals To Consider Before Switching Careers at 25, 27 & 28  1. Small Job Hops Rarely Solve It. The reason that switching careers at 25 is less common than switching careers at 30 is the hope that things might still work out with the initial career choice. Most young professionals make several […]

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How to Switch Careers: Part 3

How to Switch Careers: Part 3

What It Takes to Get the Career You Want Continued from Part 2:  At one point during the party the more inquisitive young woman asked me what I would do for a fantasy career. I smiled and said, “Be a career consultant and a writer.” She then asked, “What do you do now?” “Exactly that,” […]

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