Remember what’s important in leadership

Over the years, I’ve written a lot about the concept of “purpose” – for example, how to find your organization’s purpose and how to ensure it is what drives you as you lead your team – and what always brings me back to this topic again and again is that I believe both finding your purpose and being a great leader comes from the heart. A recent article from Dan Rockwell reminded me of the importance of leading with heart and, as we continue to reflect this holiday season, I think we can all use the reminder.

In the article, he describes six ways that we can lead with heart to rise “above the fog.” Here’s what I learned:

  1. Let your purpose guide you through tough conversations with openness.
  2. All relationships enrich life and provide an opportunity for growth. Embracing collaboration is important for personal development and professional success.


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