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Changing Career – Start With Purpose – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Here at CFCD, we thrive on helping people change career when it’s right for them. Through our deep experience in this area we have found starting with purpose helps make the change right and meaningful. A great example of this is documented in HBR post ‘From Accountant to Yogi: Making a Radical Career Change’ exploring Leah Zaccaria’s career transition. One of her lessons learnt is ‘Nourish your roots – stay connected to your purpose.’: “Quit being the person people think…

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5 Practical Tips on How to Find Meaning and Purpose in your Work – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Last month, we explored the power of starting with purpose when changing career. We challenged you to think, ‘why’ do you do what you do and is there something with a bigger, more purposeful ‘why’ calling you? This month we offer 5 practical tips to help you find meaning in your existing work. Meaning and purpose at work should never be just defined by a job title or your next promotion.  It is about experiencing something meaningful and of value…

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The Curiosity Quotient: Insights from the Sydney Writers’ Festival – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Last week I attended the Sydney Writers’ Festival and was fortunate enough to hear Thomas Friedman, the Pulitzer prize-winning author and New York Times columnist about the age of acceleration in his new book, Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations. He made a very compelling argument that in order to equip ourselves well for future work, we need to adopt five mindsets; First: think like an immigrant, because we are all immigrants to the age of acceleration.…

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Conversations Worth Having (Book Review) – Positive Psychology News – Positivity Article

Lisa Sansom, MAPP ’10, is the owner of LVS Consulting, an independent consulting firm that helps to build positive organizations. Lisa provide services such as individual and leadership coaching, team facilitation, effective communications training, Appreciative Inquiry and change management consulting. Full Bio.Articles by Lisa are here. In his gracious and thoughtful introduction to this book, Appreciative Inquiry (AI) creator and founder Dr. David Cooperrider writes, “[t]his book is built on the authors’ relentless optimism.” This book is also built upon the…

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How can a Leader Cultivate a Culture of Curiosity in the Workplace? – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Curiosity is what makes leaders, managers and employees stay relevant in their respective roles. Look at any business that is underperforming, they are likely to have a mindset that doesn’t foster curiosity which in turn prevents innovation and new ideas to flourish. As written about on CIO.com’s article “Why curious people make better employees”,, hire people who are curious as they are very likely to want to learn and improve things. These people too probably have better relationships as the…

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