Category Archive: Purpose

Secret Sauce: Jenny Dearborn Chief Learning Officer of SAP

I asked Jenny Dearborn, SVP and Chief Learning Officer of SAP, to talk about her secret sauce* – the principles and practices that guide her leadership. “It’s my deepest responsibility to give purpose,… Continue reading

The Feeling of an Organization is Leadership’s Responsibility

The feeling of an organization is leadership’s responsibility. Left to chance, the lights go out. Organizational morale evaluates leadership. I’ve seen people smile, wave, and shout, “Hey,” when leaders walk through a plant.… Continue reading

21 Ways Dumb Leaders Drain Everyone’s Energy

Sometimes success is about what you don’t do. 21 ways a leader drains everyone’s energy: Laugh with the inner circle. Frown with the fringe. Pound your own chest. Complain about others. Spring new… Continue reading

How to Bring the Power of Purpose into Daily Practice

Managers complain that they don’t have time to monitor and manage their team’s energy. Yet, when their car gets close to “E”, they take time to fuel up. Short-sighted managers care more about… Continue reading

How to Stumble Forward with Boldness and Find Success

An infant watches others walk and learns that walking is possible. But success calls you to turn possibility into reality by stumbling forward. Others may have stepped out already, but it’s still the… Continue reading

Why Feelings Matter From Someone Who Thought They Didn’t

Feelings matter more today than they did when I was young. I’m old school. It doesn’t matter how you feel. You show up and do the work. Being brought up on a dairy… Continue reading