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A Results Mindset vs. A Purposeful Mindset

“When you live by results, you die by results,” a good friend once told me in graduate school. And in my work with people and organizations, I’ve seen it time and time again. The university student who rests their own self-worth and “success” on achieving a grade, getting into a prestigious graduate school, or landing …

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 …

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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