Leadership Tips: Leading on Higher Purpose

Leadership Tips: Leading on Higher Purpose

My leadership tips are all about helping you connect to your people.

I want to share some leadership tips with you about helping people see the purpose of their jobs, not just their function.

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At Disney, the purpose of each person’s job is to “spread happiness.”

What is the purpose of each person that works for you?

What do they see as the higher purpose of their job, not just the task?

Before you go ahead and ask your team what’s their higher purpose, I invite you to consider what yours is first. General leadership tips suggest that if you ask your team a question, you should be prepared to ask yourself the same question. By doing some self-assessment and leadership training, you’ll lead your people more effectively and find it easier to connect with them.

It should be personal for you because if you’re not truly connected to the higher purpose of your job, then it will be difficult for you to see it for others. If you’re not truly connected to the higher purpose of your job then it will be difficult for you to see it for others.

In this video, I share a story with you about a job I had many years ago working in a post office.

Leadership tips include stepping up and breaking down barriers.

Realizing the Higher Purpose

I’ll be honest with you, working at the post office wasn’t a job I particularly like, until I realized the higher purpose of my work. You may be thinking that people won’t take you seriously if you start talking about the higher purpose of their roles in your business. But, I guarantee you this matters.

Don’t be afraid to be inspiring. Get people thinking about their higher purpose at work.

In the comments below, I’d like to hear from you, what do you see as the higher purpose in your role?

John

Dr. John Izzo has spoken to over one million people, advised over 500 companies, authored six best-selling books, and helped some of the world's most admired companies. He has been a pioneer in creating successful businesses and emerging work trends for over twenty-five years.

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