Work, Live, and Lead for the Common Good
Life shrinks or expands according to one’s courage. Anais Nin

Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right. Henry Ford

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it’s the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead

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My name is Peter Prichard and I am a career counselor/executive coach/leadership development consultant/youth advocate and writer who has helped thousands of people identify career options and then reach them. I received my Master’s Degree in Counseling in 1977. If you want to find out more about my background and credibility regarding the content of this site, please go to my LinkedIn profile.

This site is designed to help people who want to improve our world—in even a very small way—understand how they might do that. Resources for career exploration and all aspects of the job-search process are provided. I have taken a very expansive view of the meaning of “common good” so that this site can provide career and personal insights to as many people as possible.  I am using the following definition of “common good”:

Common good refers to any idea, plan or actual deed that will benefit a community as a whole and not just help a select few.

Also note that the phrase “Common Good” is not ordinarily spelled with initial capital letters. However, for the purposes of this website, I will be capitalizing it to emphasize its importance.

A few key points about this website

How this website is arranged and website navigation.

Tips on how to get the most out of this website.

Other important foundational resources for you.

Cautionary tales and more tips.

Descriptions of Each Section of This Site

Why You & Why the Common Good?

Identifying Organizations and Jobs of Interest

Leading a Resilient and Peak-Performing Life that Supports the Common Good

Being a Successful Common Good Leader

Approaching & Interviewing at Organizations of Interest

You might have come to this site to have some fun doing non-serious job search or career exploration. That is cool. Welcome, I hope you find information of interest. Read more
The effort you put into the Why You and Why the Common Good section now comes to bear as you identify types of places and jobs you might want to approach. DependingRead more
As I have said multiple times throughout the different sections of thisRead more
Really effective Common Good leaders, as the definition suggests, do not put themselves first; their perspective is directed outward toward others. The “others” could beRead more
If you have gone in any sequential manner through this site or have come here directly after finding out we exist, you hopefully will have identified a number of specific employersRead more