Category Archive: Purpose

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

The Untapped Power that Connects Successful Teams

Teams that connect with each other go further with greater satisfaction. What creates and strengthens connection? Shared purpose: Purpose is a matter of heart. Purpose is bigger than goals. Shared purpose calls for… Continue reading

Bill Campbell Teaches Google Execs How to Run Meetings

“You’re like a dictator dolling out tasks.” (Bill Campbell to Jonathan Rosenberg.) I was surprised when Jonathan Rosenberg said his coach, Bill Campbell, wasn’t focused on efficiency. He focused on relationship and community.… Continue reading

The Future of Organizations According to the Wall Street Journal

The future of organizations depends on skillful, empowered middle-managers. (WSJ – subscription required.) Successful managers*: Motivate employees to act. Engage employees with purpose. Drive outcomes assertively. Paddle upstream successfully. Create accountability. Build relationships… Continue reading

The Reason Leaders Pursue Excellence Will Change Your Life

It’s not about doing your best. It’s about doing your best for someone else. Since reading, “High Performance Habits, by Brendon Burchard, I’ve been paying attention to the reasons leaders do what they… Continue reading

Motivation to Televise Your Colonoscopy

Last year, Katie Couric convinced Jimmy Kimmel to televise his first colonoscopy. In 2000, Katie televised her own. What motivates a person to have a colonoscopy on national television? The answer is pain.… Continue reading