Effective Leadership Begins With Purpose
One of the most common, and important, questions I help my clients with is simple to express, but not as easy to answer.
The question is, what is your purpose, your personal purpose?
You see as the owner, CEO, executive director, or principal leader of your organization, you can only be an effective leader when your personal purpose and the organization's purpose are aligned. The contrary is equally true. You cannot be an effective leader of an organization whose purpose is at odds with your own.
The PERSONAL PURPOSE PROCESS:
Our PURPOSE in life is to fully express who we are, who we (Be) right now. As we begin to do this, we benefit both ourselves and others by becoming a ROLE MODEL of who we truly are in such a way that it is an example for all those in our lives; inspiring, empowering, enabling, encouraging them, and thereby making a real difference in the world.
If we can truly ‘get it,’ at a profound level, that when we pursue the Purpose for which we were made, we are endowed by Our Maker with unlimited power and ability. We will accomplish the grand Purpose God has for us and create grand results. We’ll contribute far more by expressing our true, natural, ever-present magnificence, than we ever could by trying to improve on ourselves, trying to become someone we are not.
So, for any of us to maximize our personal effectiveness and contribution in life, we must know at a profound level 1) who we are, 2) what we have been called on to exemplify, and 3) to whom we will model it - our Personal Purpose.
In four steps, the Personal Purpose Process guides you in defining your purpose, and also offers the following:
- Prioritization of the Five Key Aspects of Life
- A Personal Purpose Statement
- A five-year plan, that if executed, virtually guarantees the successful attainment of your purpose.
- A one-year plan to help you take the first steps.
The Personal Purpose Process is available as a self-guided book or a 3-hour facilitated workshop. The book can be purchased on Amazon.com in paperback or Kindle format here. The next in-person and virtual workshops will take place on January 2020. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The thing is to understand myself,
to see what God really wants me to do;
the thing is to find a truth which is true for me,
to find the idea for which I can live and die.”
Søren Kierkegaard, Journal