PURPOSE

Purpose is the secret ingredient to exceptional performance, accelerating success, happier employees and clarity in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world. In the last 10 years, there has been an explosion of interest and research demonstrating the power of purpose. More and more people are realizing that it is a purpose that drives individuals and organizations. Purpose empowers people, products and services. It gives you the ability to be competitive and capable of achieving goals. It is what drives innovation and makes iconic trendsetters in corporate behavior and inspirational models for new entrepreneurs. 

 

Some of the benefits of purpose are:

  • Purpose builds clarity of decision making, it gives direction and enhances the quality of decisions. That is also why purpose is the stage on which other elements of great leadership are built on. When you have clarity of purpose, you see the world through a unique filter, and this gives you the opportunity to be much more creative and innovative. 

  • Purpose creates a meaningful brand that, over time, shape your impact on the world. 

  • Purpose creates sustainable success

  • Purpose help to grow public trust

  • Purpose magnifies talent attraction and motivates staff, people and volunteers because it creates a collective sense of value

 

Harvard business school's head of strategy, Cynthia Montgomery, has eloquently argued that a leader's most important role is to be a steward of his/her organization's purpose. Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, has described purpose as the pathway to flourishing. Daniel Pink, in his book "Drive", which summarizes 50 years of research on what motivates us in the workplace, identifies purpose as one of three keys to exceptional performance in the 21st Century.


“A clearly defined purpose, along with a road map of how to fulfill it, is now being recognized by many across all sectors of business as a requisite for success.” John O’Brien & Andrew Cave

 

“If you are building a business without purpose, not only are you missing the point, but you are most likely missing out on the journey, the excitement – and the profit – too.” Richard Branson

"When you are clear on who you are and your overarching purpose, when you have clarity and know which direction you want to go, you can chart a path."  Nick Craig


The purpose of an individual or Organization is the single all-encompassing key to unlocking the potential in individuals and organizations. But more than that, it gives us the energy and motivation to continue pushing to make a positive difference in people’s lives. 

 

The question then becomes, how do you find such purpose and ensure it propels your business forward? At Core Coaching and Consulting will help you to discover, clarify and shape personal and business purpose to gain competitive advantage and boost your bottom line.

STRENGTHS

The research has also shown that Strength Based approach to life and work produces many benefits:

 

  • Based on a study on more than 1 million individuals and almost 50 000 business units in 45 countries Gallup showed the powerful connections between employee strength development and business performance. Organizations that invested in strength-Based development achieved as much as 29% increase in profitability, 21% increase in productivity, 37% lower absenteeism and 65% lower turnover. The study shows that Strength-Based development has a significant effect on key performance, regardless of an organizations industry or geography. (Gallup 2015 and 2017 Strengths Meta-Analysis)

  • Teams that focus on their strengths are 12.5% more productive (Gallup Research)

  • In the workplace, when an organization’s leadership fails to focus on individual’s strengths, the odds of an employee being engaged are a dismal 1 in 11 (9%). But when an organization’s leadership focuses on strengths of its employees, the odds soar to almost 3 in 4 (73%) (Strength Based leadership – Tom Rath and Barry Conchie).

  •  Studies indicate that people who do have the opportunity to focus on their strengths every day are 6 times as likely to be engaged in their jobs and more than three times as likely to report having an excellent quality of life in general (Strengthsfinder 2.0 - Tom Rath)

  • The key to human development is building on who you already are (Gallup Research)

  • “Most people think they know what they are good at. They are usually wrong…And yet, a person can perform only from a strength.” (Peter Drucker, 1909 – 2005)

  • Operating from our strengths helps people to engage and be much more productive – (Matt Perman – What’s best next)

  • The research shows that extraordinary leaders build on their strengths. They figure out what they do well and magnify it! (Zenger & Folkman – The extraordinary leader)

  • Through decades of Gallup research (more than 1 million teams and more than 20 000 in depth interviews across almost all industries and occupations) in leadership the keys to being a more  effective leader: knowing your strengths and investing in others strengths and getting people with the right strengths on your team (Strength Based Leadership )

  • A leader needs to know his strengths as a carpenter knows his tools, or as a physician knows the instruments at her disposal. What great leaders have in common is that each truly knows his or her strengths – and can call on the right strength at the right time. (Dr Donald O. Clifton)

  •  The respected research psychologist Martin Seligman writes: “I do not believe that you should devote overly much effort to correcting your weaknesses. Rather, I believe that the highest success in living and the deepest emotional satisfaction comes from building and using your signature strengths…the good life is using your signature strengths every day to produce authentic happiness and abundant gratification. This is something that you can learn to do in each of the main realms of your life: work, love, and raising children.” (Authentic happiness, p 13)

 

Corability Coaching will help you identify, grow and apply your strengths to realize your dreams.

Contact

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Garsfontein,

Pretoria,

South Africa

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Tel:  082 758 3550

chris@corabilitycoaching.co.za

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