People have a tremendous desire to do work that has purpose, is worthwhile, and makes a difference. This attribute has stayed constant in education. People might initially feel that their work meets these criteria, but the feeling can be fragile. Traumas and problems over the course of a career make withdrawals from a person’s emotional, mental, and physical “bank accounts.” These withdrawals can cause people to lose sight of the fact that they have great purpose, do worthwhile work, and make a difference. It’s up to organizational leaders to help connect people back to the positive difference they make each day in the lives of others.
Excerpt from: Maximize Performance