Leaders have plenty of responsibilities— their company and teams depend on them. This makes it even more important for them to never lose sight of their purpose and role in creating a better, bigger picture for themselves and others who depend on them for guidance.
Understanding leads to confidence, and secure leaders head incredibly productive and self-assured teams.
High stakeholder expectations can drive the most patient leaders to nervousness and anxiety. However, effective leaders and mangers are always clear about their purpose in life and in their careers.
Their purpose goes deeper than the next dividend payout. A purpose-driven leader understands their own function and uses it to prioritize success and ensure better decision making to achieve their goals. They use this information to bring meaning to their work and ensure their contributions add more value to their company and the society on the whole.
Your leadership purpose defines you as the boss/manager/employee and distinguishes you from others. Whether you are an entrepreneur or the CEO at a Fortune 500 company, your purpose is your brand! It’s the magic that gives you the will and the way to do whatever it is you need to do to achieve your goals.
At its very core, your purpose as a leader is the essence of who you are as a person. It is what gives you the drive to overcome the strategic, execution and developmental challenges that are a part and parcel of leadership. This purpose dictates the unique passions and strengths that you bring to the job.
Leadership itself can be very frustrating, exciting, stimulating and even exhausting at times. And that’s not all! Effective leadership needs you to display humility and integrity and, more importantly, leaders need to employ a superhuman sense of personal balance to be successful.
Leadership isn’t for everyone because good leaders understand the importance of having a common purpose with all the team members, giving their entire team a unique identity of its own. This can lead to significantly higher morale, more productivity, better quality and clients who are retained for long-term!
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