Posts Tagged "Corporate Social Responsibility"

5 Pathways to a Meaningful Career : Part Five. Pathway of Passion

 

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 “The world is our museum” Mia Hanek

The Path of Passion is the final in our series and probably, initially, one of the most difficult to realise through work.

If you haven’t already, make sure you check out the other four paths: Concern, Talent, Effect and Values.

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5 Pathways to a Meaningful Career : Part Four. Pathway of Values

 

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“My vision gave me the necessary inner strength.  I wouldn’t have been able to do anything else because I would have felt like a dead person walking if I had renounced my life calling.” Mariana Galarza

The paths of concern, talent and effect [links] are all pretty tangible driving forces to follow.  As we have said in previous posts, any path to a meaningful career needs the right combination of head and heart.

When it comes to our fourth path – the path of values – we are looking at something much deeper to our core.  Our values come into everything we do and how we do it, but sometimes they are so strong, they define first and foremost what we do.

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5 Pathways to a Meaningful Career : Part Three. Pathway of Effect

 

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“If you want to change things you need to join an organisation that makes change its goal!” Thilo Bode

Following on from the Path of Talent and Path of Concern, we move on this week to our third pathway to a meaningful career – the Path of Effect.

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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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