The urge to live a life of meaning is one of our most elemental desires as human beings. We want to make a difference in the world; we need to leave our footprint in the sands of time to mark our existence. By honoring the beliefs and values we hold dear, we allow ourselves to live lives that matter.
… This includes decisions about your career, because your career is more than just a job. It is a way of leaving your footprint.
Impactful and purposeful career decisions are part of the new work toolkit. Have been reading Echoing Green’s 2006 Be Bold: Create a Career with Impact. It makes a case for ‘upstandedness’ and shares with the reader the career journeys of not-for-profit leaders. It also presents though roadmapping activities, opportunity for creating similar change in our own work lives.