purpose Tag

Every employee has a purpose. It is the reason they get up in the morning and come to work and it is more than simply about compensation and status. Purpose is the engine of performance, but few leaders tap into it. In this video blog, I...

  Lessons for business and life often come from unexpected places. This unexpected lesson is exactly what happened to me in Sicily when I encountered a “goat handler” standing next to a crater on Mount Etna. Janice and I spent eight days in Sicily in July,...

Happiness is all the rage today. Books about happiness proliferate everywhere, it seems. The science of happiness has become big business, as well as the subject of scientific exploration. University studies seeking to discover, through clinical research, how happiness is engendered and maintained have become...

Purpose at work has become a hot topic in leadership circles these days. Although employees are clearly rating purpose more highly as something they want from work, the reality is that employee engagement and commitment have always been connected to purpose. When I wrote my...

My colleague and friend Jim Kouzes has been studying leadership for three decades. Over that period of time he and his colleague Barry Posner have been asking people all over the world what factors make them want to follow a leader. Not surprisingly, being perceived...

Revolutions are funny things. We rarely see them until they have already happened. The quality revolution was like that. In the early days, there were some geeks in the basement using fishbone diagrams to identify the root causes. Within a few short years, the Quality...

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