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By Jim Whitt We’ve all seen the devastation of the fires that have swept across the Great Plains recently destroying lives and livelihoods. In its wake, however, we have seen an even more powerful force. People have come to the aid of ranchers and farmers donating money, food, feed for livestock and materials to rebuild fences and structures. Many have taken time from their own work and traveled many miles to assist in the rebuilding. This passage from The Transformational Power of Purpose is a reminder that times of tragedy serve as a catalyst that liberates the human spirit to… Read More
February 13th, 2016 by Purpose Unlimited The uncertainty and high tensions of our world and political landscape have made us emotionally raw. Everywhere you turn it feels like your fundamental beliefs are under attack and for some even your very existence as a human being. With that in mind, how do you have more effective conversations with friends, family and coworkers when argumentative and verbally aggressive statements are bound to happen? In a recent article by Dina Giovale, Content Specialist for TTI Success Insights, there are a few things that need to be considered, including… The “You vs. Me Debate”… Read More
February 9th, 2016 by Purpose Unlimited As you probably know, in life, there are givers and takers – and it’s no different in organizations either!At the end of the day, givers are generous with their time, and are willing to help. Takers are the exact opposite. They are often self-serving, suck energy out of the life of your organization and its team members, and they are willing to climb on the shoulders of others to keep them down to advance their own success. As a business owner or entrepreneur, it’s not difficult for you to determine which is better for… Read More
February 7th, 2016 by Purpose Unlimited As Mel Kleiman stated in his article, Hiring for Talent vs. Skills or Experience, assume you need open heart surgery. Would you like to have it performed by someone who hadn’t learned anything new about heart surgery procedures in the last year? More than likely not, right!?As Kleiman recommends, this is why it is no longer wise to hire for skills, experience, or even education – it’s really about hiring talent.So, what‘s the difference, you might ask? A skill is the ability to do a particular task, like the ability to drive a truck… Read More
By Jim Whitt The Wizard of Oz thrilled audiences in movie theaters when it was released in 1939 and because it has been replayed for decades on television it has never wandered far from our imaginations. It was based on L. Frank Baum’s book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, which was written in 1899. And according to the authors of The Oz Principle, this 19th century story offers us lessons about accountability in the 21st century. In the book, authors Roger Connors, Tom Smith and Craig Hickman challenge readers to take a journey to a mythical land. No, not the… Read More