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" We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. " - Winston Churchill
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Are You Living On Purpose?

Are You Living On Purpose? | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
I find the diagram below very valuable as a mainstay for living on purpose.
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Purpose answers the most fundamental core truths of your company; Why are you here? What is the contribution you are making? How is the world better because you exist?
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Six Questions to Elevate Leadership in 2013

Six Questions to Elevate Leadership in 2013 | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

The New Year is a great opportunity to reset your leadership aspirations.  While we step back to think about taking our organizations to higher levels each year, rarely do we step back with the intention of stepping up our own leadership.


Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, ThinDifference
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(From the article): If you are up to the challenge, pause to consider these six questions to elevate your leadership in 2013. Great Questions!

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Students Elective Course's curator insight, February 20, 2013 3:56 AM

Great simple 6 questions which may change a lot in the way you lead and act at work.

Students Elective Course's curator insight, February 20, 2013 3:56 AM

Great 6 questions, quite simple, that can change your management style.

ratzelster's curator insight, June 24, 2013 1:33 PM

Where do you stand on your New Year's resolutions to do a more effective job of leading?  Check out this January 1st kind of article and see if you need to put more punch into your summer re-tooling plans!

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The Twelve Absolutes of Leadership

The Twelve Absolutes of Leadership | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Gary Burnison considers leadership to be a privilege. Most people like the idea of leadership but few count the cost. He says, “To lead is to be all in, transparent and accessible, calm in the face of upset and even crisis, and always mindful that you are a steward of something bigger than yourself.” That’s not easy. To whom much is given much is required. That’s the part that easily trips us up.

 

His book, The Twelve Absolutes of Leadership offers insight from his lifetime in leadership, interacting with some of the world's top leaders in the C-suite and boardrooms, as well as heads of state.

 

He offers a framework based on fundamental human truths and the essential elements of leadership. The “Absolutes” are building blocks that must be present regardless of your leadership style or approach.

 

Here are the 12 Absolutes with Burnison’s thoughts on each:...


Via Gary Morrison, AlGonzalezinfo
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4 Hard Questions to Ask About Your Company’s Purpose

4 Hard Questions to Ask About Your Company’s Purpose | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
It needs to hold up through uncertain times.
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(From the article): As a leader, you are the channel for your organization’s purpose; if it fails to connect with you, it can hardly connect with others. The corporate purpose answers the why for the organization, but what about for you? What is the link between your personal story and the story told about your company? One key to ensuring connection is to focus on your legacy. The legacy of purpose bears your personal imprint as a leader. As you pass it on, it will change but retain its roots in what you contributed and in what earlier generations brought to you. We know that executives today have to deal with all kinds of unpredictable short-term pressures. And yet we believe that as organizations face stronger crosswinds purpose becomes even more important — not less so. That’s because the what and how of business will need to change more frequently in a volatile world. This leaves purpose, the why, as the primary compass for navigating key decisions.
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(From the article): As a leader, you are the channel for your organization’s purpose; if it fails to connect with you, it can hardly connect with others. The corporate purpose answers the why for the organization, but what about for you? What is the link between your personal story and the story told about your company? One key to ensuring connection is to focus on your legacy. The legacy of purpose bears your personal imprint as a leader. As you pass it on, it will change but retain its roots in what you contributed and in what earlier generations brought to you. We know that executives today have to deal with all kinds of unpredictable short-term pressures. And yet we believe that as organizations face stronger crosswinds purpose becomes even more important — not less so. That’s because the what and how of business will need to change more frequently in a volatile world. This leaves purpose, the why, as the primary compass for navigating key decisions.
Dean J. Fusto's curator insight, March 23, 2:06 PM
(From the article): As a leader, you are the channel for your organization’s purpose; if it fails to connect with you, it can hardly connect with others. The corporate purpose answers the why for the organization, but what about for you? What is the link between your personal story and the story told about your company? One key to ensuring connection is to focus on your legacy. The legacy of purpose bears your personal imprint as a leader. As you pass it on, it will change but retain its roots in what you contributed and in what earlier generations brought to you. We know that executives today have to deal with all kinds of unpredictable short-term pressures. And yet we believe that as organizations face stronger crosswinds purpose becomes even more important — not less so. That’s because the what and how of business will need to change more frequently in a volatile world. This leaves purpose, the why, as the primary compass for navigating key decisions.
Vincent PEIFFERT's curator insight, March 25, 3:26 AM
(From the article): As a leader, you are the channel for your organization’s purpose; if it fails to connect with you, it can hardly connect with others. The corporate purpose answers the why for the organization, but what about for you? What is the link between your personal story and the story told about your company? One key to ensuring connection is to focus on your legacy. The legacy of purpose bears your personal imprint as a leader. As you pass it on, it will change but retain its roots in what you contributed and in what earlier generations brought to you. We know that executives today have to deal with all kinds of unpredictable short-term pressures. And yet we believe that as organizations face stronger crosswinds purpose becomes even more important — not less so. That’s because the what and how of business will need to change more frequently in a volatile world. This leaves purpose, the why, as the primary compass for navigating key decisions.
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To Create an Enduring Vision, Values Must Support Purpose

To Create an Enduring Vision, Values Must Support Purpose | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Values must support your organization's purpose and desired future. Ask first, “What are our values?” Then ask, “Do our values enable us to fulfill our purpose and our potential?

 

Our values are our deeply held beliefs about what is right and good, evoking standards that we care deeply about. They drive our behaviors and decisions, trigger our emotions, and can fuel a passion that drives commitment, even in the face of obstacles and change.

 

An engaging vision, one that captures our hearts, does so because it clearly resonates with our core values. When a group of people discover they share the same values, there is a significant increase in energy, commitment and trust.

 

See also http://seapointcenter.com/staying-power-vision/

and  http://seapointcenter.com/vision-part-2/ ;


Via Ariana Amorim, AlGonzalezinfo, Anne Egros, Roy Sheneman, PhD
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