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Building Team Vision, Values, and Purpose
Focus and Context: The Hub of Leadership
The hub of leadership, Focus and Context, is where the contrast between management and leadership is possibly at its sharpest. It is the very beginning point of strong leadership.
Leaders Energize and Inspire
We are either part of the energy problem or part of its solution. There is no neutral zone. We are either net takers or net contributors of energy to others. We need to ask those we're trying to lead or influence about our energy leadership. Highly effective leaders energize others. That energy mobilizes people to action.
Leaders Inspire Their Teams With Optimism
Optimistic, enthusiastic leaders more easily retain top people, compared with those bosses who tend toward negative moods. When the leader is in a happy mood, the people around him or her view everything in a more positive light.
Leadership Keys to Harnessing the Power of Teams
Highly effective leaders are now showing the performance power of building a team-based organization. Where teams have been effectively organized and led, the list of team outcomes has led to dramatic improvements within the organization.
Organizational Visioning Pathways and Pitfalls
Vision is the critical focal point and beginning to high performance. Discover the Organizational Visioning approaches that can help you to avoid the pitfalls and pave your organization's pathway to success.
Pathways and Pitfalls to Clarifying Organizational Values
Effectively using values to care for the context and provide focus to a team or organization can be very difficult leadership acts. Discover the Clarifying Organizational Values approaches that can help you to avoid the pitfalls and pave your organization's pathway to success.
Profits are a Reward, Not a Purpose
Add a richer sense of meaning to our lives by developing purpose aimed at serving others. Profits are a reward. The size of our reward depends on the value of the service we've given others.
Purposeful Leaders Make Meaning
As we contribute our work to our team or organization, we also need to contribute a deeper sense of meaning or purpose. If we're going to be leaders, we need to take ourselves and ours to the Emotional and Spiritual levels.
Seeing Only What Is or What Could Be
Whether you think the world is full of richness and opportunity or garbage and despair – you are right because that is your point of focus.
The Dynamic Power of Hope
Hope is one of the most powerful sources of energy ever known to humankind. Highly energized cultures are charged with hopefulness and optimism. It's the dynamic power that mobilizes individuals and teams to make the improbable possible. It's the mark of a leader.
The Purpose-Profit Paradox
The paradox to be managed is: Companies that exist only to produce a profit don't last long and companies that don't pay attention to profits can't exist to fulfill their long-term purpose.
Three Core Questions That Define Organizational Culture
The 3 Ps — picture or preferred future, principles, and purpose — are critically important. Our answers to three basic questions define the team and/or organizational culture we are trying to create.
Vision at Work
A compelling vision of the team or organization's preferred future keeps people from obsessing over present-day obstacles or getting stuck in the past.
Visions Provide the Energizing Context to Reach Our Goals
Goals need to be energized and focused by the larger context of exciting visions. These paint us into the big picture and draw us forward to the future of our dreams.
What We Get is What We See
A few tips and traps on chosen pathways that help teams and people throughout the organization to clarify or clearly see pictures of their preferred future.
With All My Heart and Soul
We need to be less afraid of death and more frightened by an empty life. When we feel the most love, passion, or energy is when we are the most alive. That's when our soul sings.
Management versus Leadership
Vision, Values, and Purpose
Goals and Priorities
Systems and Structure
Measurement and Feedback
Education and Communication
Innovation and Organizational Learning
Training and Development
Recognition, Appreciation, and Celebration
Personal Vision, Values, and Purpose
Attitude and Outlook
Personal Integrity and Values Alignment
Passion, Commitment, and Self-Discipline
Deepening Spirit, Meaning, and Purpose
Personal Growth and Continuous Improvement
Communicating, Motivating, and Influencing
Building Team Vision, Values, and Purpose
Serving, Influencing, and Leading Upward
Fostering Openness and Transparency
Employee Engagement and Empowerment
Building Team Spirit
Coaching and Developing
Removing Obstacles & Energy Drains