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5 07, 2016

The sweet spot of purpose: A three-legged stool for productivity and success

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From ChangeThis: The importance of purpose on the lives of employees, and for the betterment of society, has become table stakes. Indeed, the individuals that make up the organization are its most important advantage. · Go to The sweet spot of purpose: A three-legged stool for productivity and success →

23 10, 2014

7 strange questions that help you find your life purpose

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From Mark Manson: We exist on this earth for some undetermined period of time. During that time we do things. Some of these things are important. Some of them are unimportant. And those important things give our lives meaning and happiness. The unimportant ones basically just kill time.

So when people say, “What should I do with my life?” or “What is my life purpose?” what they’re actually asking is: “What can I do with my time that is important?” · Go to 7 strange questions that help you find your life purpose →

16 06, 2012

The 3 essential elements of a rock-solid brand: purpose, values and style

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From Forty: Research cited in Built to Last (by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras) indicates that purpose-driven companies can outperform the general market by a 15 to 1 ratio. There’s a reason your company was founded. There’s a reason why you’re in the industry you’re in. There’s a reason why you’re not working for someone else. You need to dig deep, and find out what those reasons really are. · Go to The 3 essential elements of a rock-solid brand: purpose, values and style →

16 06, 2012

Finding your purpose

Sat, Jun 16, 2012|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: , , |Comments Off on Finding your purpose

From Shaina at Forty: If you’ve ever had to endure the pain of reading a typical mission statement, it probably included a bunch of dry and meaningless babble about “increasing shareholder value” or “providing the best customer service around.” That’s not a purpose. It’s not what drives them to get up in the morning, guides their decisions, or inspires their tribe. It’s what the CEO or board thought would sound good during their annual strategy meeting.
Purpose is powerful because it causes everything else to make a lot more sense. You no longer have to deliberate your goals for the next few years or the concept for your next campaign. You don’t have to figure out what qualities you’re looking for in a new employee or how to train them to do their job right. You don’t even have to think twice about how you should handle that really angry call from a customer you’ve been avoiding. Why not? Because the path is illuminated for you when you’re driven by a deeper purpose. · Go to Finding your purpose →

21 04, 2012

Business Model You: A one-page method for reinventing your career

Sat, Apr 21, 2012|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: , , |Comments Off on Business Model You: A one-page method for reinventing your career

We're a community of professionals who collaborated on a book that teaches simple, powerful ways to define and reinvent "personal business models." Our key tool is the single-page Business Model Canvas, the subject of Business Model Generation, the global bestseller created by Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur, Alan Smith, Patrick Van der Pijl, and Tim Clark, all founding members of this Forum. Members enjoy access to blank Canvases, Forum discussions, and all other materials on the BMY site, plus the ability to find like-minded colleagues among our 1,200 + members. · Go to Business Model You: A one-page method for reinventing your career →

22 03, 2012

Inspire and influence with the power of presence

Thu, Mar 22, 2012|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: , , , |Comments Off on Inspire and influence with the power of presence

From Kristi Hedges at ChangeThis: Lying inside you, untapped, is an inspirational force. Guided by passion and steered by your influence, you can build momentum for yourself, others or a greater cause. Hearts are full, and ideas are many.

You might want to start a business. Land a ‘change everything’ job. Get respect. Break the glass ceiling. Shatter your own ceiling. Own the room. Motivate a team to greatness. Change your entire career. Leave a legacy. Or fight for an issue you lose sleep over. You can do it, no question. But it takes more than heart. It requires the game changing power of leadership presence. And most people have no idea how to get it. · Go to Inspire and influence with the power of presence →

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