Category Archive: Purpose

The Purpose of Business isn’t Making Money – Hubert Joly Former CEO of Best Buy

“The purpose of a corporation is not to make money.” Jean-Marie Descarpentries (Quoted in The Heart of Business) I was surprised to hear the former CEO of Best Buy, Hubert Joly, quote Jean-Marie… Continue reading

How to Find Fulfillment When Work is Frustrating

Leadership is frustrating sometimes. Other times it’s fulfilling. How do leaders find fulfillment? Fulfillment isn’t a job title. I know people who have powerful job titles who aren’t fulfilled. Achievement doesn’t promise fulfillment.… Continue reading

The First Step Toward a Compelling Reason for Leading

A leader without purpose aimlessly jostles on well-worn paths. A leader with purpose climbs through the fog. Purpose pulls leaders into the future with courage and vitality. Purpose is: Light in the eyes.… Continue reading

Why Purpose Matters: The 7 Powers of Purpose

A leader without purpose is lost in a world of opportunity. The 7 powers of purpose: Grit. A leader with purpose has reason to fight through adversity. “If we possess our why of… Continue reading

How to Move any Leadership Aspiration to Reality

Aspiration is the beginning of leadership. Clarify leadership’s 3 aspirations: Personal growth: Who do you aspire to become? Talent development: How will you develop yourself and others? Leadership achievement: What do you aspire… Continue reading

How the CEO of Whole Foods Bought Gossamer Gear

I don’t care for the idea of luck. I prefer Ralph Waldo Emerson’s approach, “Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” But a recent conversation with the founder… Continue reading