Identity and Belonging – At Work?

Over at Fieldnotes, Gideon Strauss is recounting some of his own remarkable vocational history – starting with his work as a conscientious objector under apartheid in South Africa – and reflecting on identity and belonging at work: In my late teens I made a conscientious objection against serving in the military of apartheid South Africa, and as a [Read More...]

Can We Survive Reaching the Edge of Heartbreak at Work?

Gideon Strauss is the executive director of the Max De Pree Center for Leadership at Fuller Seminary, and has been my boss twice (first when I worked at Comment, and later when I launched Fieldnotes). More importantly, he’s been a friend and mentor for a long time, and his family is very dear to my [Read More...]

Paying the Blessings Forward

As a college professor, I work very hard at relatively low pay relative to my education, and when the semester is in full swing, I am afforded little time for my own interests and pursuits. I don’t sleep much. I have to sit in committee meetings. Sometimes it’s easy to wake up and feel sorry [Read More...]

For the Weekend: Work, and the End of the World

Three links for your weekend reading: First, Katherine Leary Alsdorf wrote a piece called “Stop Apologizing for Caring What You Do,” over at QIdeas. The cocktail party question, “What do you do?” may arise from superficial motivations, but the question isn’t bad. Let’s ask ourselves the question on a regular basis. What do we do [Read More...]


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