Purpose Within Switch & Shift

In the chaos of any given day, clarity is constantly in jeopardy. For the manager and her team this is a threat to personal satisfaction with work, progress in work, and to success. Mediocrity beckons and frustrations mount. Disillusionment tricks us into believing that there is no solution to the disorganization chaos leaves behind.

There is, though, an antidote – purpose. We believe purpose is the linchpin to greatest success. Because of which, we have included 3 of our (and YOUR) very favorite articles on purpose. We hope you enjoy!


3. The Fire of Human Potential: Developing a Purposeful Life and Career
by Irene Becker

“The the fire of human potential, employee engagement and effectiveness, agile teams, great management and leadership cannot be lit without the desire to rekindle and champion our greatest hope, our greatest power.

Developing a purposeful life, career, team, organization and society rest upon our ability toredirect our thoughts and actions on a focus that ignites the integrity of our thoughts, actions and words.”

2. Clarity in Purpose for the New Year
by Shawn Murphy

Purpose is the lightening rod to unite a willing group or team of people eager to achieve something bigger collectively. Purpose is what we seek personally and professionally. It is not solely for the faithful. It is part of the human experience, and we need you to make purpose clear for you and your team.

1. 5 Questions to Create a Compelling Purpose for Change
by Emily Axelrod

“If your change process lacks purpose, you are lost. You won’t know where you are going and you may not even know how to get there. If your purpose lacks meaning, you end up disengaging the very people you need to engage.”


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