Inspiring Stories For Work

Finding Purpose in Your Work

What do you want out of life? Does what you do fill you with purpose? If not, it's time to find meaning in what you do. Consider this - If you're cleaning tables and sweeping the floor at a fast food restaurant, you're doing more than picking up dirt. Beyond creating...

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10 first jobs and the lessons they taught

Barbara Corcoran tried 22 jobs before she found the right career. That was the subject and title of a video interview she did with LinkedIn Executive Editor, Daniel Roth. But it was what she said about those jobs that served up some interesting conversation. The...

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5 leadership lessons learned on a zipline

I did something this weekend that took me outside of my comfort zone. After suiting up with harnesses and learning the safety rules, I took my fear of heights and trekked up a hill to climb a rope ladder onto a platform 50 feet high that swayed a back and forth in the...

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Turning a New Year’s resolution into a goal

What's better than making a New Year's resolution? Making it a goal instead. "A resolution is a solution to a problem". That’s what Dr. Caroline Cederquist, medical director for bistroMD and the Cederquist Medical Wellness Center shared in a CNN report. Breaking the...

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How being happy can make you successful

If there’s one thing a yellow rubber duck can do, it’s make people smile. So when a 40 foot rubber duck floated into Pittsburgh recently for a three week visit, it’s not surprising that more than a million people flocked to see it. It’s a sure bet too that everyone...

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5 steps to your best business networking

For lots of people, business networking at events ranks up there with public speaking - it can feel uncomfortable. After all, to do it right, you’ve got to engage with a roomful of people you don’t know. But what if there were some simple steps you could take to...

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Water Cooler Lessons: Meet people where they are

Megan was new on the job as a high school English teacher said when she found herself puzzled by what was happening in the classroom. “I used to get so upset when a student reacted negatively towards me and what I was trying to teach,” she remarked. She started...

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Water Cooler Lessons: Are you listening?

The people you work with can teach you a lot about what it takes to succeed. One of the best lessons I ever learned was taught to me by somebody who was more than just my supervisor. She was somebody that I admired. While that’s good enough reason to pay attention to...

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Getting out of your jar

You can’t see the label from inside the jar. Think of your own customer service experience with this saying in mind. You walk up to the counter to place an order and what do you see? Do the employees on the other side of the counter look neat and professional? Are...

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