Motivating by Purpose

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One of the most powerful tools a leader has at their disposal is purpose. When people know why they are doing things they do them much better.

Suggested Readings

Founders School || Leadership and Motivation || Motivating by Purpose || Impact Guide (PDF).

Pink, Daniel H. 2009. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. New York: Riverhead Books. Chapter 6 "Purpose".

Grant, Adam. 2013. Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success. New York: Penguin Books. Chapter 6.

Questions for You

How does purpose motivate me?

How can I use purpose to motivate those around me?

Questions for Your Team

How does purpose motivate me?

How can I use purpose to motivate those around me?

Tools and Exercises

Make a list of the five major tasks you have before you this week. Can you identify the purpose of these tasks?

Have two more conversations about why, and two fewer conversations about how.

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