Blog

Blog

Vote. Don’t Gloat.

Vote. Don’t Gloat.

Above is the election-week advice the Purposeful Palm, which lives outside my office window, offered us.
more
Talk your way into a greater ingroup

Talk your way into a greater ingroup

The above tip from the Purposeful Palm outside my office window builds on last week’s tip. Last week it suggested we reflect on the similarities we have with those we work with. As you see, this week it suggests we go one step further. If you haven’t already, please review last week’s post to
more
Think your way to a greater ingroup

Think your way to a greater ingroup

The Purposeful Palm’s advice might seem frivolous, but repositioning how we think of others could very well improve our relationships. It can bring people who aren’t in our ingroup, which consists of those who give us a sense of belonging and we are inclined to support, into it. Research has discovered, for example, that after fans
more
Work less for democracy

Work less for democracy

When I gazed at the palm outside my office window searching for inspiration, it offered the above advice. Together we can ensure that all Americans with the right to vote have a safe opportunity to do so. Here are several organizations that offer volunteer opportunities to support a fair and
more
Buy good

Buy good

As you might remember, last week’s tip for a meaningful workweek from the Purposeful Palm was to forgo meat. My favorite reader response was from Ernesto: “No way, Bea. I love parrilla [bar-b-q]! Try to get your little plant to give me some other advice.” After the Palm stopped chuckling,
more
Shine the limelight on others

Shine the limelight on others

When I stared at the Purposeful Palm outside my office window this week, it suggested we help with the other pandemic afflicting us: social isolation. In our work-at-home reality, many of our colleagues feel as though they have faded into the background, neither heard nor seen. The resulting loneliness can
more
Meaning through gratitude

Meaning through gratitude

I spend a lot of time gazing out my office window at a palm tree wondering how to ignite a sense of purpose in whatever work team I’m trying to help. It turns out the tall palm often has surprisingly helpful, simple and broadly applicable ideas. Above is one. The
more

VeraWorks owns and oversees the trademark for Job Purposing®. VeraWorks grants permission for its use in non-commercial endeavors. For commercial use, please contact VeraWorks.