When we look at the lives of truly great men and women, one of the key distinctions we find is that these great leaders all live from a place of strong beliefs. Professor of Management practice at Harvard business School, Bill George describes these values as our “True North”.
Finish your quote from Bill, which I think you’ll thoroughly enjoy contemplating.
“True North” is your most deeply held beliefs, the values you live by, and the principles you lead by. In other words, you know what your True North is, deep inside you; you might consider it your inner moral compass, the thing that keeps you pointed in the right direction.”
Questions to Consider
- When was the last time you sat down and re-examined your personal values?
- What makes you get up and go to work in the morning? (Hopefully your first thought wasn’t money. While money is important, do you have anything else that really drives you to do what you do?)
- What values would you never be prepared to compromise, no matter what?
- What’s burning deep inside you?
- Where did you gain your moral compass from?
- Are you currently living your life and leading your team from a place of “True North”?