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Leadership 2018:
Allegiance to Purpose

I’ve been writing about leadership values and business ethics in recent posts. It’s clear to me that successful leadership in 2018 will require better business principles and allegiance to purpose. Let’s look at business ethics and principles from a different angle. In my opinion, it’s hard to come up with really good innovative ideas and products when people are driven […]
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Management vs. Leadership:
Your Purpose and Focus

As a business administrator, what’s your purpose and focus? Is it management, or leadership? As I wrote in my last post, the definitions of managers and leaders are far from straightforward, and they’re the subject of much debate. If you’ve categorized yourself as one vs. the other, you’ve likely been influenced by specific definitions you’ve […]
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Leading with Purpose: Linking People to Purpose and Passion

Are you leading with purpose? Most leaders I know are full of passion. They don’t understand why their workforce isn’t. Why don’t employees really care more? Many are frustrated by attempts to bring out the passion and sense of purpose in their workforce. It’s no secret: people who are intrinsically motivated for their own sense […]
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Reinventing Work:
Putting Values and Purpose First

In my recent series of posts on reinventing work, I’ve been exploring both past and present organizational models. What new trends are emerging in how we manage people? Is there a better way than what we’re doing now? Some say we’re ready to change how we work. In particular, Frederic Laloux in the book  Reinventing […]
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Leadership Purpose: The Quest for Authenticity

Defining your leadership purpose has never been more important, if you are to be perceived as a truly authentic leader. Although some see it as a buzz word, the demand for authentic leadership has never been more evident. As hierarchies dissolve, only authentic leaders can fill the void. Power, trust and followership depend on leaders […]
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3 Steps to Find Your Leadership Purpose

Finding your leadership purpose is not easy. If it were, we’d all know exactly why we’re here and be living it every minute of every day. But it’s one of the most important things you need to do if you want to grow and develop into an even more effective leader. Here’s how: You can […]
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Know Your Leadership Purpose

Do you know, understand and frequently articulate your core leadership purpose? How can we expect our leaders to provide us a sense of meaning and purpose when they themselves struggle with self-knowledge, meaning and fulfillment? “We’ve found that fewer than 20% of leaders have a strong sense of their own individual purpose,” confirm Nick Craig […]
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Leadership Purpose: Why Should Anyone
Be Led by You?

Let me ask you this: Have you identified your leadership purpose, and are you expressing it in every moment? Don’t worry if you haven’t, only about 20% of leaders say they have. From what I see when I’m coaching leaders in organizations, there is a deepening disenchantment with traditional-style management. People are increasingly suspicious of […]
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Purpose: What Really Matters to You?

Here’s the question:  “What advice would you give a young worker in order to have a truly meaningful career?” This is interesting: I asked this over on LinkedIn and tallied up the responses into an informal poll. The top advice was tied at 45% between these two answers: Find your true purpose, do what you […]
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Purpose, Strengths, Values: Defining Your Leadership Core

Do you have a clear sense of what makes you tick? By that I mean do you know what your “why” is, why it is that you do what you do? Over the course of a person’s career, many things change, including where one works and what one does for a living. I’ve held seemingly […]
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