It’s that time of year when many of us think about 2018 and consider what we might do differently in 2019. Might I suggest you consider honing your personal purpose?

In this blog I have often spoken of the need for clear organizational purpose, particularly when transforming your organization. Yet maintaining clear focus on your own personal or leadership purpose is just as important. This goes to integrity – a value I believe is foundational to a leader’s long-term success. If your personal purpose and your organizational purpose are misaligned, you will struggle to sustain your ability to lead your organization – particularly through long term transformational change.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • What is my long-term purpose as a leader?
  • How does this support my organization’s long-term purpose?
  • What is the language I use to convey the long-term purpose of the organization, and how is it flavored by my leadership?
  • How does my immediate leadership team react to this? What changes might I make in my messaging?

Take an hour sometime during the next few days to think through these questions. You’ll be amazed at how this simple exercise will upgrade your leadership and improve the success and sustainability of your organizational transformation.

Dedicated to your profitable transformation,

Steve

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