Category Archive: Purpose

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

Three Questions that Invent the Future and Defeat Stagnation

The future is invented by what you do today, not by what you plan to do tomorrow. Three questions that invent the future: #1. What do you need to stop? If your life… Continue reading

Why Some Leaders Stick and Other Leaders Quit

Grit isn’t the reason people endure. Grit is disappointing because it develops as-you-go, not before you go. Context: Grit is irrelevant when you already feel strong, capable, and confident. Difficulty, distress, weakness, and… Continue reading