Aspiring young athletes go to professional sporting events and breathe the same air as their heroes. Once they become superstars, they always tell interviewers, “I wanted to be just like [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][ Name That Player ] when I was growing up.” That’s how I feel about spending time with Richard Leider, the world’s most recognized authority on the power of purpose. He is the author, speaker and executive coach whom I admire the most.
I’m writing about Richard because he’s one of my mentors, and he is the speaker for the Good Leadership Breakfast next Friday. He changed the trajectory of my coaching, writing and speaking when he asked me the question: Is your purpose always in your message?
The power of purpose
Richard’s gift is making deep and powerful concepts simple in the lives of leaders. And it’s totally obvious that his “purpose” is cultivating the power of purpose in others. He is widely recognized as one of America’s preeminent executive-life coaches. In a career spanning five decades, he has helped more than 100,000 leaders from over 100 organizations discover the power of their leadership purpose.
Richard is the author of ten books which have sold more than one million copies in 20 languages. My favorites: The Power of Purpose, Repacking Your Bags, Whistle While You Work, and Something to Live For. It’s easy to see why his work has a universal appeal and impact. The subjects are simple, the writing is poetic and the wisdom is timeless.
“I’m excited to share my insights about The Seven Fs, because I think people will resonate with the idea that our purpose in life is at the center of our satisfaction with faith, family, finances, fitness, friends, fun and future,” he explains. “And when we really understand good leadership, each of us will be able to answer these three purposeful leadership questions: 1) What do I stand for? 2) What won’t I stand for? and 3) Who will I stand with?”
Share your thoughts
Single tickets for the February 10 breakfast are sold out. There are still some series tickets available, which provide attendance to Richard Leider. If you aren’t able to join us, I will recap his presence with us two weeks from today. And we will have a short summary video.
Good leaders create endless possibilities when they understand their purpose. And they create great results when they choose the right people to stand with on the journey.
If you share your thoughts with me, I will pass them along to Richard: How did you discover your purpose? Comment below or email me directly.