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Vision inspired leadership

Leading is about believing. Believing in your vision, your people and your organisation as a whole. As a leader it is important to have strategic goals and targets, however if you do not believe in the underlying purpose of what you do, it will be difficult to maintain long-term motivation for both you and your people. Having the ability to lose yourself in your purpose is critical to you reaching your full potential as a leader.

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This article 'We Is Bigger Than Me' by Bill Taylor clearly identifies why it is important that leaders understand their ‘greater purpose’ and why they do what it is that they do.  While self-fulfilment is a key attribute in discovering your purpose, I believe the real measure of success is defined by how you lead the people you lead. Building and growing a team that believes in a common purpose and company vision and values, can go a long way towards achieving success. And discovering how you can help more people will give you a better sense of meaning and direction. As a leader, your time should be focused on things bigger than yourself.

Finally, let me leave you with a quote by author, speaker and consultant, Simon Sinek, “Great companies don’t hire skilled people and motivate them, they hire already motivated people and inspire them”. It is your job as a leader to provide that inspiration.  This will leave you with a sense of fulfilment as you have contributed to a purpose much bigger than you could have ever imagined. I challenge you to leave a legacy you are proud to call your own.

About the Author: Noel Reid

Noel Reid
Noel has over 30 years’ experience as an operational leader and trainer in the government, not for profit and commercial sectors. His service in the military helped shape his early leadership career and he has been able to transfer these lessons and skills to the business environment. He is a sought after executive coach who has assisted the development of senior executives in all sectors and industries. An experienced facilitator who has delivered high value training programs around the world, Noel is able to engage with the audience to maximise the learning outcomes. He holds an MBA (Leadership & Communication), an Associate Diploma of Human & Physical Resource Management, a Diploma of Training Design and Development and a Diploma of Vocational Education and Training.

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