Reawakening Your Passion for Work

by Richard Boyatzis, Annie McKee, and Daniel Goleman

“Am I really living the way I want to live?” We all struggle with the question of personal meaning throughout our lives. The senior executives who read Harvard Business Review, for instance, seem to struggle with this question at the high point of their careers. Why? Many executives hit their professional stride in their forties and fifties, just as their parents are reaching the end of their lives—a reminder that all of us are mortal. What’s more, many of the personality traits associated with career success, such as a knack for problem solving and sheer tenacity, lead people to stick with a difficult situation in the hope of making it better. Then ...

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