Leading For Impact

Own It! Share It!

Own It! Share It!

“I did a bad job.”This is how Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens described his performance after the Celtics were eliminated by the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round of the 2019 NBA playoffs.When was the last time you heard a prominent business or political leader make this claim? Leaders may acknowledge that there are problems and challenges for their organization. It is rare to hear someone own the failure of their performance like Stevens.

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The Circle of Impact’s Difference That Matters

The Circle of Impact’s Difference That Matters

Imagine having a clear sense of what you believe about yourself, being able to say with conviction, “This is who I am and what my purpose for impact is.” From this perspective, we have somethingto offer an employer or a clear direction for the future. This is not simply a picture of our usefulness in life. It goes deeper than that. It is a picture of what motivates us to be at our best. It helps us to see ourselves functioning with impact in the social and work situations that we encounter every day. It helps us to know where we do not want to be.

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Local Communities Matter

Local Communities Matter

One of the Circle of Impact Guiding Principles is that we should ‘act locally.’ The focus on these actions is our local community.What constitutes a ‘local community’?Is it just a place where people live?Is a local community simply a place for economic activity?Communities are not just places where people sleep and shop when they are not at work.They are where their kids go to school, where first responders protect and serve, and where generations of families live.What creates a local community isn’t stores and houses, but people. With people you get traditions and values that create a distinctive community culture.

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“Expending energy trying to motivate people is largely a waste of time… if you have the right people on the bus, they will be self-motivated.”

―Jim Collins

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