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Doing work that matters

Our education system has us focus on what will be on the test.  When we later extend that to our work, we find ourselves in a lifelong cycle of catering to a boss, or the few people who most influence our work lives.

We can choose to ask better questions than “what will be on the test?” and “what’s the least I have to do to pass?”  How about:

  1. What work can I do work that matters?

  2. What unique mix of skills, interests and capabilities allow me to make the most impact?

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