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What do you stand for?

The best, most inspiring businesses are about something more. And it comes through when they tell there stories. Check out this beautifully-done video from The Little Potato Company to see what I mean.

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Purpose Drives Execution

Everyone knows that great ideas and strategies aren’t worth anything without great execution, right? What we mostly fail to ask is “Why?” Why are we executing the way we are? The Purpose Drives Impact framework gives us a way to examine execution

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Purpose Drives Impact

If you want to change the world, what should you do? On one level it’s simple, really. Get clear on your purpose and then take action. That action, driven by purpose, is what creates impact: Purpose Drives Impact. This is

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The Good, The True, The Beautiful, The Heroic

In Conscious Capitalism (affiliate), by John Mackey and Raj Sisodia propose four universal types of purpose, The Good, The True, The Beautiful, The Heroic. I really like this framework and am using this post to try it out on some of the purposes we’ve heard

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Profit and Productivity Driven By Purpose?

I’ve been reading The One Thing by Gary Keller and find this figure fascinating. If we’re clear on our purpose and use it to set our priorities, then those priorities will drive productivity and ultimately profit. Seems kind of obvious

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What motivates? Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose

I re-watched this quick animation about Dan Pink’s premise in his book Drive.  There are 3 factors that motivate: Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose.  For me, autonomy is the reason I’m a consultant with my own business instead of an employee

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What’s your why?

I watched this Simon Sinak TED Talk again today. So powerful! Why do you do what you do?

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3 People with Purpose

Purpose can look very different for different people.  Here are three business owners I recently interviewed on the Purpose Podcast who are clear on their purpose. Doug Wick: To Discover, Inspire and Ignite Purpose and Passion Doug Wick’s purpose became

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4 Great Examples of Companies Clear on Their Purpose

Too often companies are not clear on their purpose or publish a meaningless “mission statement.”  A great purpose is brief, clear, memorable and inspiring.  Here are some examples from recent Purpose Podcast interviews: Online Tech: Exceptional People Delivering Exceptional Experiences

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Wayde Elliott’s StoreIt is Making Room for More Living

Episode 5 of the Purpose Podcast (PurposePodcast.com) features Wayde Elliott of StoreIt.  StoreIt’s purpose is Making Room for More Living.  Wayde will send a crew to your home to clean out clutter from the attic, garage, backyard, etc, and either

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