Why are we doing this? As business leaders, we need to be able to answer this almost without thinking, because without a clear sense of our own purpose, how can we expect to inspire others?
Moreover, if we are not finding purpose at work, the chances are that we’re finding the other aspects of our lives equally unsatisfying.
If we think about the people who have inspired us during our careers, who springs to mind? It’s unlikely to be people who were just smart – it’s far more likely to be people who were inspirational – it’s about how they made us FEEL, not about how competent they were.
So when we see statements like “Organisations that focus beyond profit and instil a strong sense of purpose among their employees are more likely to find long-term success.” (Deloitte, 2013), remember that a sense of purpose is about an emotional connection – and that connection starts with the people at the top.
Ian Price became Chief Executive of the Academy in February 2016. He has a reputation and track-record for growing profitable businesses rapidly. His affable demeanour and relaxed style of working hides an exceptional talent at being able to focus on what makes a business tick.
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