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4 Lessons on Connecting People to Purpose From NASA’s Moon Landing

It’s a familiar organizational leadership story. A well-intentioned leader reads a report on the researched power of purpose or sees a competitor doing it. He or she brings a group together to craft a purpose statement that is timeless, human-centered, far-reaching, and grand. The leader then “communicates” this purpose internally and externally hoping to inspire a sense of meaningfulness or […]

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Why The Best Leaders Aren’t People: The Charisma of Purpose

Instead, innovative and emerging research shows that a compelling and other-centered authentic purpose – “the invisible leader” – may be the most powerful influencer of our behaviors, attitudes, and motivation in organizations, work, school, and life. Here’s how it works. The Power of the Invisible Leader The University of Colorado Buffaloes finished the 1988 football […]

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The Miracle of Shared Empathy

“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?” – Henry David Thoreau While waiting to board a recent flight with my two-year-old I stumbled on a travel-weary parent’s dream at the Dallas airport: an indoor play area. As I shrugged the diaper bag off my […]

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