Doesn’t seem like an immediate connection between these 2 phrases; save lives and beat Coke. Doctors do the first and Pepsi employees the second. But it isn’t about the words themselves but the context in which the words are expressed. Both address the ageless question, the one many of us avoid by filling our days with busyness to distract us in a blur of activity so that we don’t have to answer it. Maybe I’ll get to that later you might reply. But there’s no denying it… “why are you here?”.
A major theme in July’s Leadership Fitness Camp dealt with Purpose. And we addressed it from two distinct perspectives. 1) Why are you here… that is why you’re on this planet at this time. Pretty deep and spiritual to be sure. But more importantly to leaders dealing with thorny issues and complex situations, 2) Why are you here… in this place (job, situation) doing what you’re doing. And we provided a fill-in-the-blanks way of answering that so you’re equipped with the perspective and focus to truly excel in your job.
Core Values and a 3-step exercise to determine them was also presented. Relevant ways to unpack the core reasons for mis-alignment or conflict with others. And if that wasn’t enough we also explored 2 destabilizing emotions guaranteed to throw the best intentions, most thorough plans, and very cool ideas into chaos and failure.
If you’d like to understand how exploring your and your people’s Purpose, Core Values, and a couple of scary emotions can transform your organization into elite status, drop me a line.