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Job Crafters Reshape Their Work to Serve Others

A team of researchers from the University of Michigan and Yale studied how people in unglamorous jobs coped with their often devalued work. When the researchers ...

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Ohio's 'Bicentennial Farms' are Reminders of the Power of Legacy

When we hear the word "legacy," many of us think of it a bit like an inheritance: a possession of sorts, to be handed down to generations to ...

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Doctor Walks Six Miles to Save Patient

As a winter storm rolled over Birmingham, Alabama on January 28th 2014, Dr. Zenko Hrynkiw heard that a patient at Trinity Medical Center had taken a turn ...

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J.R.R. Tolkien's 40-year Journey to Excellence

J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings, did not initially set out to write fantasy novels and create an entire world that he called ...

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The Film WALL-E on the Goodness of Work

The animated movie WALL-E is a cute story about a curious robot whose job is to clean up a trashed earth. While humans once inhabited the earth, we soon ...

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Gallup Poll on the Rise of Disengaged Workers

According to Gallup Poll's 2013 "State of the American Workplace" survey American workers are growing more disengaged from their work. Here's what the ...

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Pilot Displays Competence during Crisis

On February 24, 1989, United Airlines Flight 811 took off from Honolulu on its way to New Zealand. The 747 had climbed to twenty-two thousand feet when ...

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New York City Doorman Shows the Dignity of Work

Tim Keller writes about an ordinary doorman named Mike who does his job with enthusiasm and excellence.

[Mike] is one of fifteen doormen serving a large ...

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Research Shows the Key to Excellence: Long-Term Commitment

Why do some musicians or athletes excel while others remain mediocre? In his book The Social Animal, David Brooks points to current research that reveals ...

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Japanese Sword Maker Discusses Craftsmanship and Discipleship

Editor's Note: The beautiful short film behind this illustration focuses on one of the last remaining Japanese swordsmiths. The text below comes from ...

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