September 13th, 2013

Your Career Well Being and Your Identity

According to Gallup research people who have the opportunity to regularly do what they enjoy are more than twice as likely to be thriving in their lives overall. To appreciate how much our careers shape our identity and wellbeing, people took five years to fully recover from prolonged...

Channel(s): Calling and Career
via Bill Peel
April 15th, 2013

Work Is Not the Enemy

Last month we posted a NYT article by Erin Callan, former CFO of Lehman Brothers, in which she confessed how her work had become a consuming priority—and ultimately her identity.  While Callan’s story was a wakeup call to many of us with the workaholic gene, I raise a cautionary flag. Such...

March 15th, 2013

Is There Life After Work?

Former CFO of Leman Brothers, Erin Callan, weighs in on work-life balance from a post-Wall Street corner office perspective. Her op-ed piece in the New York Times is a graphic reminder of what happens when we worship work rather than see work as worship. She writes, " ... when I...

Channel(s): Doing Your Job
February 16th, 2013

Are You More Than Just Your Lofty Job Title?

Ron Thomas, award-winning HR exec at Buck Consultants, reminds us in this TLNT blog of why it's a bad idea to base our identity in our job title. Even the secular world recognizes that work is more than a job. The bible brings ultimate meaning to work and defines our identity. Use this...