Excellerate Performance Talent and Team Coach Blog: Tag: job satisfaction

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Our fundamental human need to belong is a force so strong that it exerts a powerful influence over our behaviour. We will often act in ways that contradict our personal values in order to secure membership, reclaim membership or prevent exclusion from a group. This need to belong is a legacy of our evolutionary past. Survival was far greater for those who lived and worked together in groups. However, our ability to interact with others successfully for the common good of the group remains one of our greatest challenges.

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  • I’ve met and worked with many people who were less than enthusiastic about their jobs. Over the years I’ve heard all sorts of stories. Some remind me of my own. The ideal job that seemed so wonderful during the recruitment process turned out to be wrong on so many levels. There were times when a sense of unease disturbed an otherwise very happy working life and where the once perfect job changed drastically..
    Posted: Saturday 6 April 2013
  • No matter how many times people tell you, "If you want a great career, you have to pursue your passion, you have to pursue your dreams, you have to pursue the greatest fascination in your life. You hear it again and again and then you decide not to do it." Larry Smith a Professor of economics at the University of Waterloo in Canada, calls out the absurd excuses people invent when they fail to pursue their passions in this funny but confronting TED talk.
    Posted: Friday 15 November 2013
  • The key to success, and greater self actualisation where you enjoy more peak work experiences, is to find your individual sweet spot. Once you have defined your sweet spot you can run any (business or career) decision against these three areas. You will clearly see where there's alignment and where there's a disconnect.
    Posted: Saturday 29 June 2013
  • People often assume that finding their passion is a matter of luck. They observe people who either found their passions early in life or who stumbled upon their love through some random circumstance. In the absence of these lucky discoveries their search would have been much longer and more challenging. However, it pays to examine these situations a little more closely.
    Posted: Monday 17 June 2013
  • Nora Denzel learned her lessons climbing the corporate ladder at two of the world’s largest tech companies. She began her career as an engineer at IBM and became one of the company’s youngest executives at the age of 33. She shares what she learned as she climbed the corporate ladder, emphasizing the 10 most common mistakes people make as they try to advance their careers - and how to avoid them.
    Posted: Saturday 30 March 2013

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