There can be a temptation in our work to play the short-term game, the one that gives quick results. The effective game that will deliver the next set of KPIs.
But what if, instead, we measure our success by how faithful we are to our purpose? To fulfilling our professional and institutional mission?
In a graduation speech given at Naropa University, Parker Palmer urges the new graduates to take on the big jobs worth doing, and live a life devoted to higher values rather than the bottom line.
Parker Palmer is a writer, activist and founder of the Center for Courage & Renewal. His full speech can be read here (and is certainly worth the 10 minutes to do so): Living from the inside out