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What We're Reading

We are always looking for unique research findings written in approachable ways, and useful tools for our audience to utilize in their workplace. Here are a few of our recent favorites:


The Secret to Resilience

Resilience is a key component for thriving at work. Resilient people are more responsive and able to cope under pressure (Harvard Business Review). Check out this article about how Resilience is fostered. 

The Secret Formula for Resilience – The New Yorker

The Purpose Drivers

We believe that “purpose” is a significant driver of mission driven work. This Propose Drivers Assessment helps identify some of what drives you to do your work, and helps you define what brings you purpose.

The Purpose Drivers – The Imperative

Is Creative Work Lonely?

Does your organization require a lot of creative thinking and diverse talent? You may want to take a look at this article. A recent study published in Academy of Management reveals that people who exercise more creativity on the job seem to spend less time with their spouses, and the time they do spend with their spouses is of lower quality. This could be very detrimental for mission driven organizations and something for leaders to consider when it comes to positions demanding creativity.

The Unbearable Loneliness of Creative Work – The Boston Globe

Work-Life Merge

A term recently coined by Facebook executive, Emily White, implies that work and free time are no longer segregated, but consistently blurred together. This is a growing trend for highly productive and accomplished people: more autonomy but little differentiation between personal time and work time. Take a look at this article for more about this.

The Merge: How Our Work-Life Balance is Changing – The Guardian


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