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Leading With Purpose: How To Engage Others With Passion And Focus

Source | | Brent Gleeson

“Truly effective and inspiring leaders aren’t actually driven to lead people; they are driven to serve them.” ~ Simon Sinek

I’ve never experienced the power of purpose-driven leadership (and servant leadership) more so than during my time as a Navy SEAL. A difficult thing to replicate in a civilian organization, but the fundamentals apply in any high-performance team.

Are you leading work that you love in an organization you care about with people you enjoy? If so, then you have some idea of the power of purposeful leadership. Leading with purpose channels enthusiasm and zeal into an intense energy and drive. Leaders with purpose stay focused and committed – a critically important perspective in an environment filled with obstacles and distractions. Such as, let’s say, a global pandemic.

The “return phase” of the COVID-19 crisis is a good time for organizations and leaders to create more tailored responses to workplace challenges and people practices, expanding on the goodwill and camaraderie hopefully earned in earlier phases.

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