"How can I be a better leader?" is a question I am regularly asked by clients and audience members at speaking engagements. Leadership is 1 of 3 competencies to master to increase our contribution and call to service.
Rather than give you leadership tips and secrets, let's explore the central, inescapable baseline of how to be a better leader—The On-Purpose® Principle. By understanding and applying this concept to your life and work, you'll see that authentic leadership comes naturally rather than being a forced effort.
To become a leader, become a better you. This starts with knowing your purpose in life—your inherent worth and reason for being that lives in your heart. Your purpose is an amazing gift too often buried under layers of doubt, pride, wounds, and challenges. Rather than seeing these layers as prevention from getting you to know who you really are, what if they are protection and preparation for just this time in your life to really understand the power of your two-word purpose, and being on-purpose?
Purpose is the bedrock of all leadership. Like a seed of greatness determined to sprout, your purpose works through the layers of doubt, pride, wounds, and challenges. Once you know your purpose, it will not be denied in spite of obstacles and setbacks. It works toward expression and contribution.
Let's take to the white board for insights and practical application of the On-Purpose® Principle so you can create high alignment of your personal purpose with your organizational purpose. That's how you can create peak or TOP performance from being a leader of your life and work.
Never forget the power of a great education. A degree in organizational leadership can provide a solid base for your future regardless of your age. If, however, you'll keep The On-Purpose Principle in mind, you'll discover that your studies in business, OD, psychology, or management just got a whole lot easier because you understand the bedrock of leadership is all about the purpose of the person being aligned with the purpose of the organization.
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