Following Your Purpose – 1 of Many Key Leadership Traits

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The Huffington Post reports that there are more than 27,000 leadership books on Amazon.com, not to mention the countless seminars, articles and workshops, and then they offer one more – Psychologist Carolyn Gergoire says there are “7 habits of natural leaders.” While I’m not sure there are just seven, I do particularly like #2 on her list: “They follow their purpose.”

Steve Jobs is frequently held up as a leader who had a very clear and focused sense of purpose, but don’t assume that everyone is just born with – or wakes up one day with – a clear sense of purpose. Nor do you have to visit a private island to find it (or yourself). But purpose requires clarity, and in our over scheduled, under resourced world, clarity takes work, and often a team approach.

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