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Becoming a Purposeful Leader

The Concept “Self-awareness” – having a developed sense of who you are, what you stand for, who you stand with – is long acknowledged as contributing to individual effectiveness.  Self-awareness...

The Power of Purposeful Aging

A sense of life purpose promotes physical, mental, and spiritual health. People who seek meaning beyond themselves are healthier, happier, and live longer. It’s vital to our well-being that we...

Finding Your Place in the Second Half of Life

      By Richard Leider and Dan Martin April 12, 2017 View article online on Jackson.com site U.S. journalist and women’s rights advocate Margaret Fuller once said that “a...

Pinkcast 1.20: Discover your purpose (in one minute) with the Napkin Test

What should you do with the rest of your life? In the latest Pinkcast, Richard Leider, host of PBS’s The Power of Purpose, offers a one-minute exercise to answer that...

Why Uncertain Times Need Certainty of Purpose

What are we to do to survive and thrive in this volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous environment? (VUCA) The mere fact that we have to ask that question is unsettling.  Many...

The Purpose Coaches’ Checkup

Did you do your annual life checkup yet? When was the last time you did a physical exam?  A financial review?  A car tuneup?  How about a life checkup? Do...

Something to Live For

Excellence Reporter… Reporting on the Meaning and the Excellence of Life! How are we to see life? Is it an existence of meaningless movement from one moment to the next?...

The Post-it Challenge: Finding Your True Purpose

Richard Leider was featured on the Linkage Leadership Insights Blog in February 2016.  In the Fall of 2015, Richard helped over 650 Global Institute for Leadership Development participants tackle big...

Why Is It So Hard To Find My Life’s Purpose?

“This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one… the being a force of nature instead of a feverish,...

Traveling With a Purpose

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all people cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try to understand each other...

The Core of Life Reimagined (Part IX)

The Ultimate Why “Why?”  This simple question, which we utter many times a day, is loaded with assumptions of what philosophers call “teleology.”  Teleology is the study of design and...

Why Write a Life Purpose Statement

Having a life purpose is fundamental to living a conscious life of your own creation. •    Do you often yearn to use your “gifts” to contribute more to life? •  ...

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