Purpose

In The Meantime - Allowing Change To Happen

Emma Eker | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Eker

Over the years, I've heard a lot about this place called 'The Meantime' - the place between that which has gone (ending of a relationship, job, project, phase of your life etc) and that which has yet to materialise - your next step 'up' on the ladder of life.

Five Easy Steps To Being Happy

Aimeeleigh Smith | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Aimeeleigh Smith

Do you feel fulfilled on a daily basis? Not all day every day, because that's impossible, but at least part of the day?

Why Marilyn Monroe Had It All Wrong: Purpose Is A Girl's Best Friend, Not Diamonds

Anne-Claire Berg | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Parents
Anne-Claire Berg

It's a passion for such a purpose - both our employers' and our own - that can give us the comfort, self-permission and foresight to believe that our loved ones will be better off for us not always being there. We're not being awful mums; we're out there trying to help shape the world our kids live in, in a positive way.

Why Is It Important That You Live Your Purposeful Life?

Janice B Gordon | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Janice B Gordon

Instead of feeling that you are on the wrong path, living the wrong life. I want you to stop accepting what life hands you, like a passive bystander to your own life but to start actively leading in your life on your terms.

Where To Start With Innovation? Begin By Removing The Barriers

Paul Sloane | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK
Paul Sloane

Grand statements are not enough. Change is achieved through actions and they need to be prioritised and followed up. The good news is that nearly everyone in the organisation wants to see beneficial innovations. So start by removing today's barriers so that ideas can flow more easily from inception through to implementation.

The Purpose Of Being Human - Humans Need Purpose

Pam Warren | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Pam Warren

I know my purpose; it is to serve. I want to leave whatever or whomever I come into a contact with in a better frame of mind or with a more joyous outlook precipitated by what I have said or done. Doesn't always work but that is what I strive for.

Feeling Down Is A Great Pick Me Up

Rico Griffiths-Taitte | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rico Griffiths-Taitte

The whole furore of Christmas and talking to my friend left me with a great sense of depletion. I recently found employment and I even worked in the week between Christmas and New Year's Eve. While I was working I thought about my friend, who told me that she did not want any medication and preferred to live with just her memories.

The Power Of Purpose: Delivering More Social Impact To Communities Through Tech For Good

Michelle Beckett | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK Tech
Michelle Beckett

tech for good The key thing I noticed was that once a volunteer gave a bit of time to a cause, they generally then started to give money, or bring their networks in to help, to fundraise, and give other stuff. I dreamt of a technology platform that would bring all that under one roof to facilitate what I was currently doing, patchily, by phone and email.

Make The Most Of Your Regrets

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

Regret is a waste of emotion and energy. As you know, there's no use crying over spilled milk. But if you don't recognise the importance of the spilled milk, you may just end up spilling more again. So, what to do, to regret or not to regret? Well, rather than forget your regrets, leverage your regrets to your advantage.

The Things You Need To Find Your Purpose

Amy Shefik | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Shefik

You see it's only when you clean off the crap that you can see what's shiny and beautiful underneath. It allows you the space to think big, dig deep and realise where your skills align with your values.

We Need Purpose And To Know Our "Why"

Pam Warren | Posted 28.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Pam Warren

When I thought I was dying, I realised with absolute clarity, that I had NOT fulfilled my purpose, I had NOT found my why and that, in part, fuelled my fight back. I experienced a sense of regret at a life not fully lived and I think that is quite common among people suffering traumatic events.

How Mental Health in the Workplace and Corporate Purpose Are Irrevocably Linked

Charles Wookey | Posted 06.08.2017 | UK
Charles Wookey

So at all three levels - personal, organisational and societal - the question of mental health and wellbeing invites businesses to think more deeply about the importance of living out a purpose that serves society. And as a provocation, a good starting point for any business leader is to ask themselves the question: 'What would our employees say our business' attitude to mental health is?'

Doing What Matters Isn't Always Doing What's Easy!

Dr Paul Wood | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK
Dr Paul Wood

I spend a lot of time at conferences talking about my transition from delinquent to doctor. More specifically, the steps involved in moving from a bac...

Purpose-driven Business Needs to Be Less of a Rhetoric and More of a Mindset

Andrew H. Harding | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK
Andrew H. Harding

It was reported in the media recently that Sir Philip Green had taken delivery of a £46m private jet. This news was bound to be salt in the wounds of the 11,000 people at risk of losing their jobs through the collapse of BHS.

Purpose and Universities

Nick Petford | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK
Nick Petford

What is purpose in the workplace all about? When Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says young people today want to go home at night and not just talk abou...

The Pursuit of Purpose and the Bono Problem

Neil Simpson | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK
Neil Simpson

"You can't predict destiny, that's the beauty" sounds like a cross between a line from a John Lennon song and a pre-battle speech from Braveheart. It'...

Putting Shareholders First Does Not Serve Shareholders, Society or Our Economy

Laurie Fitzjohn-Sykes | Posted 13.05.2017 | UK
Laurie Fitzjohn-Sykes

There is rising disenchantment with the status quo. People sense that the economy serves the few not the many. Alongside this the UK government is str...

Local Leaders Are Global Healers - Five Practical Steps for Finding Purpose and Leading the World to a Brighter Future

Dr Sam Collins | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK
Dr Sam Collins

These baby steps, daily actions and retraining yourself to know your aspirations, remember your values, talents and purpose will help you put yourself in the best possible environment, and frame of mind, to be in a position to change the world one day at a time, from wherever in the world you are right now.

What's Your Purpose?

Steve Taylor PhD | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Taylor PhD

At my university, we have developed a questionnaire to try to test for these different types of purpose. We would like to find out if there are relationships between different types of purpose and age and gender. For example, do different types of purpose become more important as people get older?

Owning Less To Live More

Sarah Wauterlek Pierson | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Wauterlek Pierson

How much do we need? Truly need? Society tells us we need incredibly more than we do and they have to, it creates the economy that we live in. However, study after study and story after story proves we benefit from owning so much less.

What Is the Purpose of Education?

Frederika Roberts | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Politics
Frederika Roberts

What do you think the purpose of education is? If you agree things need to change, what will you do about it? Whether you're a headteacher or a class teacher, at any stage of education, whether you're a parent, or a pupil, you have the power to make a difference in the small daily deliberate actions you take.

Rethinking Leadership for Women: Five Ways to Improve Self-Awareness

Neela Bettridge | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Neela Bettridge

Is ambition a dirty word for women? A fascinating study by TIME and Real Simple unpicks the question with the help of a number of successful women, some of whom have 'dropped out' of high-powered jobs before reaching the corner office.

What You Give Is What You Get: Living Life By the Golden Rule

Kate Taylor | Posted 03.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Taylor

Think about the values you hold and the principles you live by; those things which are so important to you that if you get wronged it strikes you to the very core. For example, one of mine is consideration. It's up there alongside being heard and being treated with respect.

Seven Elevators for Elevating Your Culture to New Heights

Annicken R. Day | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK
Annicken R. Day

If you are a leader, believe me when I say that by embarking on the elevating leadership journey, you will not only quickly see changes in your teams; higher levels of engagement, more inspired cultures and better business results. You will all also be having more fun and live happier lives.

Giving Your Children the World: The Gift of Travel

Sarah Wauterlek Pierson | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Wauterlek Pierson

It has been commonly said that you only fully learn to appreciate your parents after you have had your own children. For me, this has proven true. It is now that I see how much work it is being a Mother. It is rewarding, yes, but also a huge sacrifice.