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Friday, October 16, 2009

Purpose Mastery: Core Talents and Values

Leadership from the Inside Out remains one of my top picks for teaching leaders how tob become the best leader they can be...starting within themselves. Over the next week, I will post segments of my in-depth review of this book.

This is the FOURTH of the series about Leadership from the Inside Out (second edition)

Purpose Mastery—Leading with Purpose that comes from the intersection of core talents and core values.

--Core Talents: Our core talents are the activities that energize us. When you’re truly in the “flow” or whenever and wherever work seems to fly by and you feel as if you could do it non-stop…there you’ll find your core talent. When you’re “in the zone” enjoying the very activity itself—you’ll find your core talent. Ultimately, if you are ever lucky enough to discover a profession that you’d do for free, because you love it, you have discovered your core talents. It’s a wonderful place to live—happy, strong, fulfilled.

--Core Values: These are the underlying beliefs and values that we stand for as a leader. We have we been taught these values—either through success or failure—and they have endured and become part of our being. Discovering these is a soul-searching exercise, sometimes difficult to face.

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