This week’s Quick Reads focus on purpose, worthwhile work, and making a difference.


“When we get on with the work we’re passionate about–the work that makes a meaningful impact in people’s lives–everyone wins.” That is The Difference Between a Job and a Calling, so titled, in this post from Inc.

Reward and recognition is not only the right thing to do, it improves employee engagement and satisfaction. Remember, behaviors that are recognized get repeated. Check out “6 Unusual and Powerful Ways to Show Gratitude” from Inc.

Remember the Market Basket employee boycott supported by “the vast majority” of its employees? Why? To restore their CEO…

Arthur T. To the helm and [bring] his vision and values back to the company. There’s a simple recipe for success in Arthur T’s leadership at Market Basket: leading with the heart, as well as the head.

More in this Forbes post …The Value of Head and Heart.

Nourishing Lives” is the tagline from this Leaders Online interview with Kendall J. Powell, Chairman and CEO of General Mills. “What makes this company so special? It starts with a very strong commitment to people…

A couple years ago, The New York Times included an interview with Kevin Liles, Founder and CEO of KWL Enterprises; check out the timeless message shared in “Mistakes are O.K., but Never, Ever Lose Your Passion.”

Quick Reads offers us an opportunity to share some of what we’re reading each week. Let us know how you connect with the articles and share with us and WRIE readers what you’re reading.


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