Dreaming of a purposeful new story
It heartens me to see the vast amount of coverage about the action being taken by so many people to address the injustices and selfish practises that exist in our world. We are, perhaps too slowly still, becoming more aware and conscious of the damage we are doing to each other and the planet.
In the corporate world we speak increasingly of the value of having a clear purpose – a reason why we do what we do. It’s a motivating and galvanising force at the deepest level if approached well. And whilst the discussion is increasing, I find myself still wondering about the true underpinning of those discussion held by executives and their teams in organisations. For purpose to be transformational in a positive way, it must be connected to a deep sense of the greater good – a profound love for the planet and all her inhabitants.
It’s only as we look inside our hearts and access our higher self that we can find the source of that true connection with purpose. A connection that through a sense of belief and knowing, compels us to use our skills and talents as leaders to inspire our teams to be the best they can be and to bring that to bear on the development of a new story and a new future – for the organisation and the greater good alike.
And in developing that new future we need to set the bar high so that we are benefitting not just the generation of now but those of the future. We would be well served by following the leadership traditions and wisdom of the Native Indian elders in setting our aspiration here – creating a world fit for seven generations to come.