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  • Questions to discover your purpose

    1. 1. Questions to find your purpose
    2. 2. Question # 1 What sustainable development goal are you working towards?
    3. 3. https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/?menu=1300 http://www.eco-business.com/opinion/why-it-pays-to-find-your-companys-global-purpose/
    4. 4. Question # 2 What is your story?
    5. 5. The purpose is often hidden in the stories that a person or an organization can tell about her / his / its past. Example Nestlé was founded to save the life of a baby. Adapted from: https://hbr.org/2016/03/4-hard-questions-to-ask-about-your-companys-purpose
    6. 6. Question # 3 What are your values?
    7. 7. Your purpose is not what you think it should be. Your purpose is who you can’t help being. http://hbr.org/2014/05/from-purpose-to-impact/ar/2
    8. 8. Further inspiration http://www.frankcalberg.com/what-values-do-you-have
    9. 9. Question # 4 What do people, you love, say when you tell them about your purpose?
    10. 10. When Kathi shared her purpose statement with her family and friends, this was their response: “Yes! That’s you - all the time!” https://hbr.org/2014/05/from-purpose-to-impact/ar/1
    11. 11. One musician described his profound sense of meaningfulness when his father attended a performance of his for the first time and finally came to appreciate and understand the musician’s work. http://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/what-makes-work-meaningful-or-meaningless/
    12. 12. Question # 5 What do people, whom you serve every day, really need?
    13. 13. When writing your purpose, focus on benefits people get from what you do. http://hbr.org/2011/12/first-lets-fire-all-the-managers/ar/3
    14. 14. Research shows that individuals tend to experience their work as meaningful when it matters to others more than just to themselves. http://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/what-makes-work-meaningful-or-meaningless/ http://www.nzz.ch/wissenschaft/bildung/auf-die-einstellung-kommt-es-an-1.18170740
    15. 15. Question # 6 What are you sensing that your purpose needs to be?
    16. 16. Evolutionary purpose means that people listen and help the person or organization grow into what she / he / it needs to be rather than try to control or shape it based on their preferences. http://www.reinventingorganizationswiki.com/index.php?title=Evolutionary_Purpose http://agilitrix.com/2016/04/teal-organization-illustration/
    17. 17. Additional sources http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-figure-out-your-life-purpose-2014-12 http://creatingminds.org/tools/purposing.htm http://www.fastcoexist.com/3060596/to-keep-their-best-millennials-companies-need-a-social-purpose http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2013/03/01/the-founder-of-21st-century-management-peter-drucker https://hbr.org/2011/03/todays-innovative-idea-can-ris.html http://hbr.org/2014/05/from-purpose-to-impact/ar/1 https://www.linkedin.com/hp/update/6120331523838275584 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/purpose-comes-from-within-josh-bersin http://www.oprah.com/spirit/Discover-Your-Purpose-Robert-Holden http://www.mktgsensei.com/AMAE/Strategy/HBR%20on%20Strategy.pdf p. 48. http://smartblogs.com/leadership/2014/05/02/3-dimensions-of-purpose http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2005/01/how-to-discover-your-life-purpose-in-about-20-minutes http://www.teachthought.com/learning/finding-purpose-teacher http://www.wikihow.com/Find-Your-Life's-Purpose http://youtu.be/R-66hqoNddk http://youtu.be/0TkEA3awGnc http://youtu.be/iAZwvTV3CyQ http://youtu.be/C8RVV57Mj3g https://youtu.be/iUdhJ_S_z3w

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