Posts made in January, 2014

Business Model You

 

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A Business model describes the rationale of how an organisation creates, delivers, and captures value.  In most cases, it’s the result of a conscious process of designing a long-lasting organisation.

When it comes to our professional life, our plan is often the result of coincidences, or just a matter of “finding the next job”.  But what if we thought about our careers in a more careful and structured way?

 

What does your personal business model look like?

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Seeing through the jungle of Responsible Leadership

 

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The topic of “Responsible Leadership” is becoming more and more common across the global corporate community.  But it comes in many different guises; responsibility, employee engagement, CSR, resilience, compliance or similar.  Of course, it is a label and labels are there to serve a purpose: to help categorise or understand.

 

What is Responsible Leadership in your organisation?

Whatever the label in your organisation, Responsible Leadership is starting to stir.  It’s growing through different channels (labelled or not) and is front of mind for many leaders.  

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5 Pathways to a Meaningful Career : Part One. Pathway of Concern

 

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“I think the hardest and most challenging thing for an entrepreneur is to find the inner strength to keep going, the belief that the goal is possible.” Karen Tse

As we talked about in How to find a Meaningful Career, pursuing a meaningful career is a lot about aligning your head and heart and putting that to action through your work.

 

So, what can guide you and pull you on this journey?

And, what can be the driving motivation when challenges arise and light that keeps you going in the hard times?

We’ve spent a lot of time researching this over the last few years; through our work on The Future Makers book and the stories on our online portal, thefuturemakers.net.

Based on close to 300 in-depth conversations, we’ve identified five paths that people tend to follow when deciding to shape their careers with positive impact.

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3 steps to finding out what really matters to you in 2014

 
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To say that we live in turbulent times, would be an extreme understatement. Among the sea of big and small happenings – what is truly relevant for each of us?

What can we plan and where do we need to go with the flow?

Where can we have real, positive impact and where do we just get distracted and seduced?

When waters are stormy, questions come up.

 

What matters really?

Often, the answer is not as complex as it seems. 

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