by Daniel Goleman, originally published by Korn Ferry in KF Insights
Looking back over the past three years of disruption and unrest—no word could be more appropriate than “CHANGE.”
Can I change my career?
Can I change my location?
Can I change the world?
These are the questions Google’s annual “year in search” video brings into view. Every year, Google produces this little two-minute video highlighting the most commonly typed queries over the previous twelve months. This year’s video opens with the question, “Can I change my life,” followed by more nuanced queries around identity, passion, positivity, and how to create a reality that more accurately reflects one’s values.
If we were going to title the past year based on what people were typing into their Google search bars, we might call it “A Year in Search of Purpose.”