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The Science of Mattering: Why Purpose Isn’t Optional

Purpose is not optional, but awakening it is. You and whatever you do in your life, work, or organization has an inevitable, far-reaching consequence on the world. The key mindset shift to living and leading with purpose is taking responsibility for that inevitable consequence on others’ lives, to believe that you and what you do matters. In organizations, that means …

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How to Learn a Purposeful Mindset

To find out how, look no further than a high school classroom. A few years ago psychologist David Yeager and his colleagues wanted to find out if purpose could improve academic performance. The researchers defined purpose as a reason that benefits others. Yeager called this type of purpose a self-transcendent purpose. And research finds a …

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Reader Favorites: Top 5 Posts From 2016

As we start 2017 I am thankful for you: the subscribers, readers, and visitors of Purpose Speaks. Whether you’ve simply skimmed a few posts or shared meaningful and helpful posts with friends and family, you’ve played an important role in furthering the mission to cultivate a society in which purpose is central. As I’ve reflected on …

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