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Title: THE PURPOSE CRAZE: Why Purpose Is Good Business

John W. Stanko
  • THE PURPOSE CRAZE Why Purpose Is Good Business
  • August 25, 2006

John W. Stanko
  • THE PURPOSE CRAZE Why Purpose Is Good Business
  • August 25, 2006

  1. PurposeQuest Assessment
  2. Business seminars
  3. Saturday seminar at the Hilton
  4. PurposeCoach
  5. Monday Memo, blog and Bible studies

I. Introduction
  1. There is a purpose revolution and its coming to
    your business soon.
  2. There are many books talking about purpose
    available today.

Purpose Books
  1. The Purpose-Driven Life
  2. The One Thing You Need To Know - Buckingham
  3. First Break All the Rules
  4. The 8th Habit - Covey

  • This is a world in which people had better be
    doing whatever they do best, whatever they are
    really motivated to do, whatever most suits them
    temperamentally, and whatever makes best use of
    such assets as they happen to have. In this
    marketplace, organizations pay for results.
  • William Bridges

  • In the dejobbed world, the truth that each of us
    has an inherent life work is suddenly rich with
    meaning. Nothing less than finding what you were
    meant to be and do will give you the motivation
    and the capability that todays work world
    demands. Identifying your lifework is no longer
    an escapist fantasy. It is a condition for being
    successful. You now have to discover your
    lifework if you are to have a chance of creating
    a satisfactory and satisfying work life.
  • William Bridges

  • People who reach exceptional heights may differ
    from each other, but one thing they all share is
    a clear goal born of some organizing purpose that
    summons their talents, aims their efforts, and
    steers them in the right direction. A compelling
    purpose is the ambitious persons true north,
    keeping him or her on course. What kind of
    purpose is worth pursuing? The most satisfying
    purpose empowers its pursuer to enlist others in
    a quest for some higher good.
  • James Champy and Nitin Nohria, The Arc of Ambition

  • Find your voice and inspire others to find
  • Stephen R. Covey, The 8th Habit.

II. Why?
  • People are working with their minds and not their
    backs and hands.
  • This gives them options and choices of where and
    how they will work.

II. Why?
  1. They may choose to work for you or your company,
    but they are really working for themselves.
  2. You must begin to treat your employees like
    volunteers who need to be recruited and

III. Problems
  1. The CV or resume lies or at least doesnt give
    the whole picture.
  2. We hire too quickly.

III. Problems
  1. Too often we dont have a system to help us
    identify, equip and release the purpose in every
  2. We often believe that world-class results can be
    obtained by sending someone to a seminar.

  • We must become the change that we seek Mahatma

IV. Weekend Work
  1. What was the best day at work in the last three
    months? Why?
  2. What was the worst day at work in the last three
    months? Why?
  3. What was the best relationship with a manager
    youve ever had?

IV. Weekend Work
  • D. What was the best praise or recognition you
    ever received?
  • E. When in your career do you think you were
    learning the most?

V. What more can you do?
  1. Learn to think purpose, not jobs or employment.
  2. Redeploy your HR Department.

12 Questions to Ask Your Employees
  1. Do I know whats expected of me at work?
  2. Do I have the tools and equipment I need to do my
    work right?
  3. At work, do I have the opportunity to do what I
    do best every day?

12 Questions to Ask Your Employees
  1. In the last seven days, have I received praise or
    recognition for doing good work?
  2. Does my supervisor, or someone at work, seem to
    care about me as a person?
  3. Is there someone at work who encourages my

12 Questions to Ask Your Employees
  1. At work, do my opinions seem to count?
  2. Does the mission/purpose of my company make me
    feel my job is important?
  3. Are my co-workers committed to doing excellent

12 Questions to Ask Your Employees
  1. Do I have a best friend at work?
  2. In the last six months, has someone at work
    talked to me about my progress?
  3. This last year, have I had opportunities at work
    to learn and grow?

VI. And then?
  1. Use these results to look at your corporate
    culture, perhaps even your personal leadership
  2. Get some help and quick!

VII. Reading Recommendations
  1. Unlocking The Power of Your Purpose
  2. Strictly Business by John Stanko
  3. Re-Imagine by Tom Peters
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