Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Purpose

I forgot who posted it, but earlier this week I read a blog post about "Knowing Your Why."  Great leaders know their purpose! This blogger also posted a link to a Ted talk by Simon Sinek about purpose. Simon makes the case that the most innovative companies/individuals of our time were successful not because of their products or services but because of their PURPOSE or their BELIEFS! People gravitate towards organizations/individuals that share similar belief systems. So, I showed a video about Oscar Pistorious and the engineering behind his synthetic legs and asked the kids write down their "Why's" and share with me what they feel their purpose was. I had plenty of dry erase boards, so I figured why not?! 

Ted Talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action.html

Oscar Pistorius:
http://www.livescience.com/22249-oscar-pistorius-prosthetics-work.html






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