What does it mean to lead with purpose?
Kind of hard to answer, isn’t it? That’s because in a lot of ways, it’s individual. To the leader. To his goals. And to the company’s mission. What challenges are you and your teammates facing today?
All of these considerations help to determine what a leader’s purpose might be at any given moment in time. But one thing is for certain: To be a great leader, one must have a clear purpose.
This is what is so compelling about Nathan R. Mitchell’s podcast, Leading with Purpose. Mitchell is founder of Clutch Consulting and a Certified Member of The John Maxwell Team.
In his podcast, Mitchell speaks with experts about topics like “The Truth About Workplace Culture” and “How to Become a More Authentic, Vulnerable, and Mindful Leader.” Even something we all know a little about: “What Does it Mean to be an Approachable Leader.”
That’s right! We’re excited to share that Mitchell interviewed Phil in Episode #26 of his podcast. It was a great conversation and we hope you’ll all make some time to check it out.
Leading with Purpose Podcast
Click here to go directly to the show notes page. The episode is also available to listen to on iTunes.
Cost versus benefit analysis can be tricky when it comes to learning and development. Especially when you’re dealing with things like behavior and leadership. We know this first hand. It’s one of the biggest concerns of any of our potential clients. As it should be.
The way we see it is:
The question isn’t just, “Can these learning outcomes be measured?” It’s also, “Once measured, what is the correlation between those results and our desired business goals?”
Lucky for all of us, Phil has about twenty years under his belt honing this exact process. He shines some light on it in an article for Developer Academy. Click here to check out “How to Leverage Pre- and Post- Learning Assignments.”
“Leaders who rely on power get burned, and yet, many of them rely on position or formal authority to get things done.” Phil Wilson was responding to questions about bad habits executives can fall prey to.
Terri Williams, writing for the Executive Education Navigator, an executive education site run by The Economist magazine, reached out to Phil for his insight into leadership habits. The article identifies 4 bad habits, among them the reliance on positional authority. Phil enumerates some of the dangers of this approach, and explains that “relying on formal authority—versus relationship—increases ‘power distance’ and creates gaps with your team.”
It is a quick read and a worthwhile article.
Last week, Phil delivered a keynote for the Arbuckle Area SHRM chapter and the Southern Oklahoma Leadership Luncheon. The topic? Follow up and follow through.
“The real place where the rubber meets the road as a leader is, do I actually do what I say that I’m going to do, or, do I overcommit and say I’m going to do a lot of things and don’t actually follow through on it?”
This is where the Approachable Leadership COPE method comes in: Capture, Organize, Prioritize, and Execute.
Check out this article in the Daily Ardmoreite to learn more.
Alabama Media Group, a leading news source for the state of Alabama, featured our “Are you a good boss?” quiz on their website Sunday.
Click here to check it out.