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Meaningful Work in a Changing World, part two with Dr. Michaela O’Donnell.

Dr. Michaela O’Donnell is the Executive Director of the Max De Pree Center for Leadership and the author of Make Work Matter: Your Guide to Meaningful Work in a Changing World.  A seasoned entrepreneur and practical theologian, Michaela’s work is to help you think meaningfully about yours.

In addition to her academic work, Michaela has over ten years of experience as a leader in the marketplace. Principally, as the Owner and Managing Director of Long Winter Media, a vibrant creative agency that helps brands make a social impact through multi-media content. Long Winter Media’s roster of clients includes Google, YouTube, NBC Universal, University of Southern California, Presbyterian Church (USA), Fuller Seminary, and many more. Michaela regularly writes and teaches on topics of vocation, change, innovation, creativity, faith/work, and gender dynamics in leadership.

In today’s episode, part 2 of my conversation with Dr. Michaela O’Donnell (Part 1 is HERE), we chat about meaningful work in a changing world, why passion is a dysfunctional belief as it relates to our work, what the entrepreneurial way is and who it’s for, and what it means to play the long game of vocation.

Society today tells us it’s all about passion and hustle. If you have the passion, you’ll never “work” another day in your life. If you have the hustle, you will succeed. But truthfully, it doesn’t always work out that way. There is so much more depth to our work than what passion and hustle can and does give us. Maybe the dysfunctional belief in passion is holding you back. Or maybe, the non-stop hustle is keeping you from advancing in your career. May today’s episode encourage you to see your vocational calling in a new, revitalized way.

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