How to bring passion and purpose to your career lawler kang


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What drives personal and professional happiness? How can I bring my ‘whole’ self to my daily pursuits, particularly looking for my “next big thing”? What might I do to augment my personal brand to optimize these efforts?

Learn how come the ‘Why’ and ‘How’ behind what you do is more important to your happiness (and productivity) than ‘What’ you do. In fact, the ‘Why’ and ‘How’ should directly impact the ‘What’.

Our presenter will start by illustrating the need, impact and benefits of bringing your passions and purposes to work. He will then walk participants through some tools designed to identify your ‘Whys’ and ‘Hows’ and will show you how to align them in your current, and future, work (and life) efforts.

After 15 years of corporate and entrepreneurial leadership, Lawler wrote Passion at Work (Pearson Prentice Hall), and founded Passion at Work Partners. Speaking/consulting clients: HP, Cisco, Google, Oracle, Microsoft, Booz Allen Hamilton, Pfizer, and most top-tier business schools. Lawler’s prior endeavors include leading successful turnarounds of three technology/biotech firms, serving as Engagement Manager, and then Managing Director of the Northeast Practice of Scient.Lawler graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Vassar College.

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  • Question is: how do you want to use your Founder’s Stock, the most valuable part of your Balance Sheet, leveraging your assets, recognizing your liabilities, to realize your dreams!
  • How to bring passion and purpose to your career lawler kang

    1. 1. Creating Your Life‘s Work:How to Bring Passion and Purpose to YourExecutive Job SearchPresenter: Lawler Kang, Passion at Work Partners Want more info? Go to 1
    2. 2. VivianWant more info? Go to 2 2
    3. 3. My thesis: your happiness (a.k.a. performance!) Why + How >What Purposes Talents Passions Values Priorities Experiences Dreams Want more info? Go to 3
    4. 4. Passion = performance = profits―The good-to-great companies focused on those activities that ignited their passions. The idea here is not to stimulate passion but to discover what makes you passionate.‖ —Jim Collins, Good to Great Want more info? Go to 4 4
    5. 5. ―Know thyself.‖ -SocratesWant more info? Go to 5 5
    6. 6. Presentation topicsWhy bring your passions and purposes to work?Benefits of bringing themA Process run throughHow to use these findings in your searchYour role(s) as leaders Want more info? Go to 6
    7. 7. Employees aren‘t happy or productive $300 BillionActively disengagedActing out theirunhappiness andundermining what their 19% Disengagedengaged coworkers Putting in time,accomplish but not energy 52% or passion 29% Engaged Working with passion and feel a connection to their company Want more info? Go to Source: Gallup, Q4, 2011 7
    8. 8. Any regrets?1. Wish they had the courage to live a life true to themselves, not what other people expect of them2. Wish they had the courage to express their feelings3. Wish they had stayed in touch with friends4. Wish they had let themselves be happier5. Wish they hadn‘t worked so hard Want more info? Go to 8
    9. 9. Why do you work so hard? They who retire with the most money win (?!?) Want more info? Go to 9
    10. 10. How do you want to make your mark? YOU Want more info? Go to 10
    11. 11. We all have a core of steel30,000 15% (4,500) – 2 minutes 50% (12,750) – within a month cases per year 50% (6,375) – paralysis, mental retardation, loss of faculties Want more info? Go to 11
    12. 12. Reflections 2 mm – 1 in 50 We aren‘t cats… Make friends with your past! Whatever you do…Want more info? Go to 12
    13. 13. The Dividend: Wall Street to passive investors ―You know why kids love athletes?‖ Want more info? Go to 13
    14. 14. The power to be happy1. Don‘t equate happiness with money2. Exercise regularly3. Have sex (preferably with someone you love)4. Seek work that engages your skills, look to enjoy your job5. Sleep Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein Global Equity Strategy Group June 17, 2004 Want more info? Go to 14
    15. 15. Upend the notion of work/life balanceIs balance possible?It‘s all life!Does this metaphor apply?You should enjoy your work! Not ―balance‖ Priority Want more info? Go to 15
    16. 16. Some sound financial advice ―NEVER do what you don‘t enjoy. Doing so is like saving SEX for your old age. NOT a very good idea.‖ -Warren Buffet Want more info? Go to 16
    17. 17. How to emotionally engage with your work Five questions: 1. What is my mission/purpose (―iki gai‖)? 2. What are my passions? 3. At what can I be the best (and love to do)? 4. Does my work fit my priorities? 5. Are my dreams being supported by my work? Want more info? Go to 17
    18. 18. A Process to generate your Why and HowPassion Pyramid Personal Balance Sheet Priority Matrix Strengths/Weaknesses Values Releases Criteria Experiences Passions Rankings Dreams Purposes Planning Founder‘s Stock Want more info? Go to 18
    19. 19. Pyramid: What is my impassioned purpose? HOW do I want to Purposes/ make my mark? personal missions WHY have I loved…? Meta-passions WHAT have I loved…? Releases Education/ What at Career Life Inspirations 11/12? Dislikes Want more info? Go to 19
    20. 20. Releases: What have I loved? Education/ What at Life Inspirations Career 11/12? Bio/Chem BS Playing w/kids Chemistry My Parents Set – Customer Coaching kids in running Healthcare – Delight sports and life experiments Leading Better Driving Bus. Change lives Maintain Medicine- Planning & Execution happiness for media - CIO at Nortel – CS wife/kids hospitals background – took Managing Innovation on tech Manage investments Pharmacia CEO – Hitting Targets/Milestones Building passion; pharma Vacationing – things: snow knowledge; Building Orgas learning via travel forts - wood pedigree/sales; toys Coaching vs. Mentoring Listening to music communication skills, executionSeeing reports blossom Keeping up w/kids - results snowboarding Mother Theresa Want more info? Go to 20
    21. 21. Meta-passions: Why I have loved? Caring for people Improving things Making a difference Continually evolving & growing Personal & family enjoyment Want more info? Go to 21
    22. 22. Purpose/personal mission: His Mark Provided security and happiness to my family Cared About People: Reports/Peers/Commu nity/Neighbors/ Customers/Clients/End Users/Strangers Want more info? Go to 22
    23. 23. Pyramid: Can Provided explain and guide security and happiness to my family HOW do I want to make Cared About People: Purpose/ Reports/Peers/Community/Ne my mark? ighbors/ personal mission Customers/Clients/End Users/Strangers Caring for people Improving things WHY have I Making a difference Meta-passions loved…? Continually evolving & growing Personal & family enjoyment Bio/Chem BS Playing w/kids My Parents Coaching kids in WHAT Customer Delight sports and life Chemistry Set Healthcare – Leading Driving Bus. Change have I Planning & Execution Maintain happiness – running experiments Better lives Releases CIO at Nortel – CSloved…? Managing Innovation for wife/kids Manage investments background – took on tech Medicine- Hitting Targets/Milestones Vacationing – learning media - Pharmacia CEO – passion; via travel hospitals pharma knowledge; Building Orgas Listening to music Building things: pedigree/sales; communication Coaching vs. Mentoring skills, execution results Keeping up w/kids - snow forts - wood Seeing reports blossom snowboarding toys Mother Theresa Education/Career Life What at 11/12? Inspirations Want more info? Go to 23
    24. 24. Personal Balance Sheet: Leverage strengths, retire dreams Assets Liabilities Question is: How do you want to use your Founder‘s Stock, the Short Term Talents most valuable part of your Balance Great at and love doing Deficient at/Dislike Sheet, leveraging your strengths 360+ while recognizing your liabilities, to realize your dreams? Long Term Values Allow me to excel Hold me back/Dislike Subtract age Is this what from 78 your Experiences (Male) ―customers‖ I want to draw on Still want to have (dreams) 84 (Female) need? and multiply by 52 Engaging your Founders Stock stakeholders: last time? Want more info? Go to 24
    25. 25. Example Assets Liabilities Short Term Talents Listening/Connecting/Comm Facilitating Managing Up Adhering to processes unicating Team-building Accounting Turning off my brain Leadership Creating Redundancy Saying No Evaluating and Inspiring Marketing-speak placing people Long Term Values Passionate Trusting Sleepwalking Politics/Agendas Creative/Curious Loving Blaming others Denial/Not questioning Optimistic Irreverent Confrontation/aggres Ego-driven Accountable Stalwart sion Myopic/Me first thinking Experiences Writing/communicating Networks from Raising happy, educated hooligans various experiences Seeing Teahapoo break Insights from life- Traveling the world speaking to people w/family changing events Rush of being alive and helping Inciting massive changes in the way we live Perspective of raising kids Love of those around BEing with Dawn, every day, until I die me Founders Stock 1,768 weeks Want more info? Go to 25
    26. 26. Priorities: What is most important to you? The Matrix: Life ExampleIf the column (blue) entry is more important than the row (gray) entry, enter 1; if not enter 0. Work Money Activities Family Friends Priority Work 1 1 0 1 3 Money 0 1 0 0 1 Activities 0 0 0 0 0 Family 1 1 1 1 4 Friends 0 1 1 0 2 It is tremendously easier getting what you want, if you know what you want! Want more info? Go to 26
    27. 27. Example Matrix: Work Pay Respect Team Leadership Impact Growth Location PriorityPay 0 0 0 0 0 1 1Respect 1 1 0 1 0 1 4Team 1 1 0 0 0 1 3Leadership 1 0 1 0 0 0 2Impact 1 0 1 1 0 1 4Growth 1 1 1 1 1 0 5Location 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Want more info? Go to 27
    28. 28. Example Matrix: Motivation New Priority Salary Flexibility Bonus Recognition Stability Respect TechSalary 0 1 0 0 0 1 2Flexibility 1 1 0 0 0 0 2Bonus 1 1 0 0 0 1 3Recognition 1 1 1 0 1 1 5Stability 1 0 1 0 0 1 3Respect 1 1 1 1 1 1 6New Tech 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Want more info? Go to 28
    29. 29. How do I usethese findings in my search? Want more info? Go to 29
    30. 30. What have we just done? Potentially answered some very powerful and guiding questionsAnswers are filters  how do you want to allocate your most valuable asset? Want more info? Go to 30
    31. 31. Filters to allocate your Founder‘s StockDoes this ―opportunity‖… Help me work my purposes/personal missions? Leverage my meta-passions and releases/experiences? Draw on my strengths? Fall into my values set? Fit with my priorities? Help me realize my dreams? Want more info? Go to 31
    32. 32. …and look to your outputs for guidanceLook for patterns in your outputs: think inside YOUR box!Use for your current search activities, reinforce/revisit your career path,retirement plans?How will I proactively allocate my Founder’s Stock to help merealize my dreams? Want more info? Go to 32
    33. 33. Matrices can have many uses for searchCompensation: whatever is important to you! Additional common criteria: benefits, vacation time, flex-time, working remotely, commuting costs, mobility, recognition, working with cool people, great boss/leader, making an impact/meeting my mission/purposeLocation(s) to live/work: particular city/geography/country, setting(urban/suburban)Travel requirements (and destinations)Comparing offers! Want more info? Go to 33
    34. 34. More specific your criteria, better your outputs Commute? hour ‗door to desk‘ with 45 mins via train greater than 30 minutes by car less than 30 minutes by car etc. Compensation? salary $250k min, bonus max 20% salary $200k min, bonus max 30%, options vesting 3 years salary $175k, no bonus, preferred shares etc. Want more info? Go to 34
    35. 35. Translate criteria to Action!Develop Guiding Principles for your top 2 or 3 ranking criteriaCriteria Principle: Success Measures, Action Plans, Due Dates What next steps—particularly the first one— must I take to fulfill this priority? Lose (and keep Schedule 40 min workouts 3x/week 5/13/12Focus on my off) 10 pounds. Walk the dog 3x/week 5/11/12health Lower my stress. Meditate 10 mins/day 5/11/12Look for work Identify 7 Get out a map and draw a 45 min circle 5/14/12within 30 minute Research employers by town 5/21/12 employerscar commute Be open to additional opportunities Want more info? Go to 35
    36. 36. Additional app: personal brand impacts Positioning/Target markets  At what can you be the best? Identity  What is behind your brand? Promise  What will you (passionately) deliver? Want more info? Go to 36
    37. 37. Additional app: make your resume memorable Want more info? Go to 37
    38. 38. Anyone want to be a legend?Courage Want more info? Go to 38 38
    39. 39. Recent Realizations at Microsoft ―Where does the bond come from that creates common purpose?‖ he posed. ―I agree that belief in a cause starts with believing in who you are as an individual. Every individual is capable of leaving a legacy,‖ he said. ―That legacy comes from being real at all times. The only person who can determine relevancy to yourself is you.‖ —Orlando Ayala, Worldwide Sales Manager, Microsoft Want more info? Go to 39 39
    40. 40. What is holding you back? Want more info? Go to 40
    41. 41. Back to your future… Want more info? Go to 41
    42. 42. Please visit our site or contact us to purchase a signedbook and/or a Passion at Work User’s Guide and learnmore about what we can do for you and your teams.www.passionatworkpartners.comengageme@passionatworkpartners.com617.306.5636 Thanks you, again, for the gift of your time! Want more info? Go to 42