The Way our Pasts Shape our Careers

I've long wondered about why innovators become innovators. What is the attraction? What 'itch' does it scratch?

Our colleague Jeffrey Van Dyk gave a great talk at TEDxBellevue in 2012 about our 'core wounds'—those parts of ourselves which have a hidden superpower to give us drive and motivation. However, Jeffrey argues, they have a half-life, which is why so many people go through big career changes and other pivots in trajectory as they progress in their careers. Check it out for yourself, and see how your core wounds might be giving you great wisdom—and affecting the trajectory of your work.