Q: For the most part, I enjoy my job. But, sometimes I need an extra push to get inspired. How should I explain this need to my boss?
A: A current trend in the workplace is to find a higher meaning than a paycheck. Not everyone can be a firefighter or find the cure for cancer, but you can uncover your drive. Tap into your source of motivation by finding creative ways to incorporate your passions with your work:
■ Participate in brainstorming sessions
■ Volunteer for projects
■ Head committees
■ Attend continuing education and training classes
■ Challenge yourself and your coworkers