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Freedom – Your Best Investment

August 24, 2016 by Purpose Unlimited In a recent article written by Jeff Zias, and published on LinkedIn, Jeff talks about how long-term sustained growth comes through innovation in companies. Jeff also clearly states that, “It’s innovative work that continues to beat competitors, and it is the engaged employee that does this innovative work.” So, with that in mind, what do organizations need to do to drive innovation, and more importantly engagement in the workplace? Jeff recommends the following advice originally given by Daniel Pink, author of the book, Drive! Give team members autonomy in their roles. Allow them to be… Read More

August 24th, 2016 at 1:50pm

Leading with Purpose Video Message: Communication is a Must for Great Leadership

Nathan R Mitchell, Certified Partner of Purpose Unlimited and member of the Purpose Unlimited Team Faculty, addresses the importance of communication in leadership in his weekly Leading with Purpose Video Message Series…

August 24th, 2016 at 1:38pm

What if All Leaders Developed Better Leaders Than Themselves?

August 24, 2016 by Purpose Unlimited In a recent article written by Leo Piccioli, and published on LinkedIn, Leo examines how the world might be different if every single leader focused on developing leaders who are actually better than him/herself? More importantly, Leo examines the reasons why this isn’t happening, as well a possible solution or two. Here are some of the reasons the author identified as to why today’s leaders aren’t as committed to developing others as they should be: Our own uncertainties that put us in the need of feeding our egos. A Hero attitude – in other… Read More

August 24th, 2016 at 10:48am

OSU’s nationally ranked program offers new perspectives on the entrepreneurial mindset

August 16, 2016 by Purpose Unlimited When most people hear the word “entrepreneur” or “entrepreneurship,” what usually comes to mind is someone who owns their own business, or is starting their own business. According to a recent article by Oklahoma State University, “While that is the traditional definition of an entrepreneur, learning the ways of entrepreneurship gives someone a completely new mindset when it comes to business.” The School of Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business offers undergraduate, master’s and Ph.D. degrees in entrepreneurship. Its master’s degree was recently ranked as the No. 1 online master’s in… Read More

August 16th, 2016 at 10:32am

Professional Development Programs & Why Some of it Disgusts Me…

By Nathan R Mitchell MBA I am a big proponent of lifelong learning and professional development. To be honest, it’s how I make my living as a business and leadership development coach. With that in mind, the intent of this article is not to undermine professional development in any way, or its necessity in both personal and organizational development. I’ve personally witnessed the impact it often has on individuals and organizations alike that are both committed to it, and who buy-in to the process. When engaged in properly, professional development can be life changing, and can have huge impacts on… Read More

July 31st, 2016 at 8:00am