Lead with Purpose

Lead with Purpose defines leadership as the ability to positively influence others and organizational performance. Participants will enjoy both the practical and personal applications of principles for inspiring and motivating others, equipping participants to achieve a positive impact in the life of the organization through effective and visionary leadership.

Lead with Purpose focuses on two areas that make up a leader:

  • The heart of a leader – Focusing on the character and values of a leader, including being authentic, being vulnerable, being present, and being courageous.
  • The mind of a leader – Focusing on the strategies, skills, and methods of a leader, including prioritizing, problem solving, people development, and vision.

Lead with Purpose course content includes:

  • Building trust and relationships through personal integrity
  • Understanding the problem solving process, root causes, dealing with the performance gap, and preventing a reoccurrence of challenges.
  • Determining what matters most, and prioritizing the activities and people that will produce the greatest results, supporting positive work and life balance.
  • Becoming a successful people developer, who asks the right questions and provides the right assistance.
  • Challenging and inspiring the team for results.
  • Defining, creating, and sharing a compelling vision for the organization or team.
  • Completing two leadership self-assessments.

The core content of Lead with Purpose generates many useful results for supporting leaders with positively impacting others and organizational results:

  • Vision: Without a clear vision, there can be a lack of focus and motivation, where challenges and difficulties can be distracting.
  • Authenticity: Allows the leader to become trustworthy to others. Without belief in the messenger, there isn’t belief in the message.
  • Vulnerability: Frees leaders from the need to control, allows people to be dependent on each other as a team, creates an environment where if the leader takes the risk to be open, others are more likely to take a similar risk.
  • Presence: People feel validated, important and valued when a leader is present, with leadership presence also providing a sense of being centered and grounded, available, with full attention to the moment.
  • Courage: The strength for leaders to stand for who they are and what they believe. The fortitude to persevere in the face of difficulty and opposition, providing confidence and stability.
  • Problem Solving: Few things will increase a leader’s influence with others as much as helping them solve their problems, and providing them with the skills and confidence to become problem solvers themselves. Being a problem solver also supports a solution oriented attitude.
  • Prioritizing: Allows leaders to sort out their priorities based on what’s valuable, so time and energy can be concentrated on the most worthwhile goals.
  • People Development: People are more willing to follow leaders who invest, influence, and impact their growth. A leader’s commitment to developing leaders will ensure ongoing growth to the organization and the people.

Lead with Purpose Goals and Outcomes

1. Goal: Complete a total of two – 20 Question Leadership Self-Assessments

Expected Results: Participants will have an increased awareness of how they are currently performing with the leadership characteristics and strategies discussed in Lead with Purpose.

2. Goal: Understand the steps to developing a Vision as a leader.

Expected Results: Participants will create their personal Vision Statement as a leader for the next 12 months.

3. Goal: Review Authenticity, what it looks like and why it’s important.

Expected Results: Participants will do activities on clarifying their values, and how to live authentically in alignment with their values.

4. Goal: Review Vulnerability, what it looks like and why it’s important.

Expected Results: Participants will complete activities to understand how vulnerability supports more trusting and open relationships.

5. Goal: Review Presence, what being present looks like and why it’s important.

Expected Results: Participants will do an activity on identifying what they currently know about the hopes, aspirations, and personal/professional needs of those they influence and impact, and what they may need to learn.

6. Goal: Review Courage, what it look likes and why it’s important.

Expected Results: Participants will develop a Leadership Creed, a set of guiding principles defining why they lead, who they are as a leader, and how they will influence and impact others.

7. Goal: Review Problem Solving, what does problem solving look like and why it’s important.

Expected Results: Participants will understand the Problem Solving Process, and do an activity to work through the Problem Solving Process with a current problem, either as a group or individually, and create a plan of action.

8. Goal: Review Prioritizing, what does prioritizing look like and why it’s important.

Expected Results: Participants will complete activities on prioritizing assignments, by identifying what matters most, and identifying the top 20% of their activities, to proactively achieve their vision, goals, and results.

9. Goal: Review People Development, what does developing people look like and why it’s important.

Expected Results: Participants will complete activities on how to ask the right questions and provide the right assistance, and work through the People Development process with one identified potential leader that they influence and impact.

10. Goal: Review the Individual Development Plan.

Expected Results: Each participant to complete an Individual Development Plan, to convert what they have learned in Lead with Purpose into action that will help participants’ better lead, influence, and impact others and get results in the organization.

Lead with Purpose has been offered for over 10 years as key tactic to organizational strategies of leadership development.