How a Definite Purpose Relies on Others

I’ll say it once more in case you missed it, nothing hurts as much when we have a definite purpose! The one thing I can assure you of though is that there were plenty of times in the decade that followed that last story where I wasn’t sure we were actually winning. But as I look back...

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Nothing Hurts as Much With a Definite Purpose

From March 2013 to September 2014, less than half of the time in my full time role was dedicated to interviewing, hiring, and onboarding team members for roles throughout the manufacturing facility I worked for. In that time, I hired 225 people. Just out of curiosity, can you guess how many...

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Everyone Expects More but Few Ever Deliver

As we looked into What’s Love Got to Do With It?, I again referenced how our “employees’ willingness to exceed the call of duty” can “lead to a 57% improvement in discretionary effort” and “on average, a 20% improvement in individual productivity”...

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How Clear is Your Purpose?

Having looked at the importance of putting our purpose to words and showing the impact a purpose can have on pushing through some of the tougher times we’ll face when we accept responsibility for leading - through a high level look at how my own purpose has changed and grown over the last...

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What Impact Does Your Purpose Have?

Earlier I shared how my purpose in chasing that first role off the manufacturing floor was a far cry from definite but grew a bit closer when I took the initial trip to provide training at another facility within the company. Over the years that followed, my purpose became more definite and began...

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Why Do Some People Want to Do It Themselves?

Knowing the potential teams bring to the table, why do some people still want to do things by themselves?

Let’s face it: there are many things that we could just do ourselves to get things done faster. Has that ever been the case for you? Of course, it has! When this shows up, we need to...

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Putting Your Definite Purpose to Words

I can’t remember exactly when I read The Master Key to Riches for the first time but I believe it was just over twenty years ago. Truth be told, it was so much to take in at that point that I recall having to go through each subsection of every chapter twice before moving on - just to begin...

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A Definite Purpose Comes with a Price Tag

Earlier in this look at the idea of leading with a clear purpose, I challenged you to really consider why you do what you do and I’ve been intentional since about emphasizing that accepting leadership responsibility simply for the perks that are perceived to come with it ain’t gonna...

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A Definite Purpose Grows

When I bid on, was offered, then accepted my first position off the shop floor in the manufacturing facility where I worked, it was mainly to move away from shift work and to have a shot at developing a different set of skills that may someday help me land a supervisory position. The move into...

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The Power of a Definite Purpose

To this point, we’ve looked at how important it is for each of us to lead with a clear purpose, I’ve challenged you to really consider why you do what you do, and we’ve worked through some ideas we can each apply to intentionally design love and purpose into our routines. That...

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The Leadership Edge

Years ago, in John Maxwell’s 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork, I (Cindy) discovered how living the Laws of Teamwork creates a leadership edge for you and your team. 

The Law of the Edge says, The difference between two equally talented teams is leadership.

In a recent lesson I...

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Designing Love (and Purpose) Into the Experience

Since most leaders will have far more interaction with their teams than they’ll likely have with the majority of the clients they serve, we’ll go work through that in far more detail soon. But designing love and purpose into how our organizations operate will most definitely spill...

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