The Perfect Match: When Individual Talents and Values Meet Organizational Mission
August 26, 2015
Hosted by Alise Cortez, PhD
Today many people hunger for meaningful work that feels satisfying, facilitates engagement, and allows them to make a difference. Steve Taylor has found his perfect match in a company that celebrates his competitive nature, rewards his strong service orientation to customers, fits his values orientation, and facilitates his own leadership development. Originally introduced to the opportunity at RDO Equipment Co. more than eight years ago, he finally agreed to an interview, and he hasn’t looked back. Steve is powerfully connected to the history and story of RDO Equipment Co.’s founding and revels in the pervasive company culture to bring out the best skills and talents in its employees in service to customers. And the results speak for themselves – Steve has been continually promoted over the years and enjoys leading his agricultural equipment sales team to exceed sales goals and operational initiatives. How about you – have you found your perfect match?
Working on Purpose
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WORK. For some, its utter lack of enjoyment or meaning hurls them into existential crisis, while for others being on the job allows the highest level of fulfillment and even provides a life purpose. We spend a full third of our lives either preparing for work via school or actually being in the workforce. Why not look for ways to live with passion and work on purpose to maximize the meaning, fulfillment, and performance contribution associated with it? This show explores a wide array of topics that impact and shape the experience of being in today’s workforce, with the aim of creating meaningful work-life integration. Anyone looking for guidance, inspiration, and examples on how to get unstuck at work or move to a higher level of meaning or contribution will enjoy tuning in. We’ll engage in enlightening conversation with thought leaders, authors, and experts from various fields from around the world. Working on Purpose airs weekly on VoiceAmerica Empowerment.
Alise Cortez, PhD
Dr. Alise Cortez is a speaker, consultant, coach, published author, radio show and podcast host, and Development/Engagement Catalyst based in Dallas, Texas. She has dedicated herself to helping people across the globe more meaningfully and productively connect with their work to achieve greater fulfillment, more impactful results, and meaningful work-life integration, and “live with passion, work on purpose.” Alise is particularly called to help organizations synergize the human-technological workforce integration that artificial intelligence and robotics have introduced to enable workforce development that raises the human contribution to work. Her other niche area is working with organizations to integrate the younger millennial and generation Z workforces with their more tenured counterparts to create an engaged, productive culture.
Alise earned a PhD in Human Development from Fielding Graduate University. Fascinated with how people choose and experience their careers, she focused her dissertation on meaning in work and its relationship to personal identity. Her post-doc research yielded 15 “modes of engagement,” discovered by interviewing 115 professionals aged 18 to 80 across multiple industries. Her consulting offerings are drawn from this research.