How to Build Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization — Dan Pontefract

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  • This presentation consists of highlights from the interview with Moe Abdou,

    founder & host of 33voices.

    http://twitter.com/moeabdouhttp://www.33voices.com

  • Dan Pontefract is the author of FLAT ARMY: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization (May, 2013) and THE PURPOSE EFFECT: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization (May

    2016). He is Chief Envisioner of TELUS Transformation Office; a future-of-work consulting group that helps organizations enhance corporate

    culture, leadership, learning, work styles & collaboration practices.

    Dan Pontefract@dpontefract

    Chief Envisioner at TELUS

  • Purpose-first organizations seek balance, harmony and the ultimate alignment between:

    Insight #1

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  • Purpose-first organizations seek balance, harmony and the ultimate alignment between:

    An Individuals Personal Purpose

    Insight #1

    http://33voic.es/io9g7tchttps://soundcloud.com/33voices/how-johnsonville-serves-its-people-dan-pontefract

  • Purpose-first organizations seek balance, harmony and the ultimate alignment between:

    The Organizations Driving Purpose

    Insight #1

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  • Purpose-first organizations seek balance, harmony and the ultimate alignment between:

    The Role each person plays within the organization

    Insight #1

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  • Insight #2

    Personal Purpose is a perpetual cycle of self-discovery (to reach your why);

    the questions of what, who and how should continually be explored:

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  • Insight #2

    Personal Purpose is a perpetual cycle of self-discovery (to reach your why);

    the questions of what, who and how should continually be explored:

    Develop - What are you doing to grow and establish your personal values, priorities and attributes?

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  • Insight #2

    Personal Purpose is a perpetual cycle of self-discovery (to reach your why);

    the questions of what, who and how should continually be explored:

    Define - Who are you trying to become in life?

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  • Insight #2

    Personal Purpose is a perpetual cycle of self-discovery (to reach your why);

    the questions of what, who and how should continually be explored:Decide - How will you operate

    when balancing the realities of life with the opportunity for growth?

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  • Insight #3

    A persons ideals manifest when theyre pursuing and then attaining a life of purpose.

    To make a living is not longer enough, as Peter Drucker said, work also has to make a life.

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  • Insight #4

    When individuals and organizations are Not On Purpose, its likely that one or more of these factors that causing the most damage:

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  • Insight #4

    When individuals and organizations are Not On Purpose, its likely that one or more of these factors that causing the most damage:

    Remuneration - Handle peoples pay with dignity

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  • Insight #4

    When individuals and organizations are Not On Purpose, its likely that one or more of these factors that causing the most damage:

    Profit - Purpose before Profit

    http://33voic.es/io9g7tchttps://soundcloud.com/33voices/how-johnsonville-serves-its-people-dan-pontefract

  • Insight #4

    When individuals and organizations are Not On Purpose, its likely that one or more of these factors that causing the most damage:

    Role - Position team members for opportunities to create value and

    recognize them accordingly

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  • Insight #4

    When individuals and organizations are Not On Purpose, its likely that one or more of these factors that causing the most damage:

    Performance - Performance management isnt a once a year conversation, its

    an ongoing daily activity

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  • Insight #4

    When individuals and organizations are Not On Purpose, its likely that one or more of these factors that causing the most damage:Power - Use power wisely.If you have to tell

    someone youre powerful, you arent

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  • Insight #5

    Successful and purposeful team members share these three behaviors:

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  • Insight #5

    Successful and purposeful team members share these three behaviors:Theyre constantly at odds with the

    status quo. As such, they seek to answer the question: What am I doing to evolve myself?

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  • Insight #5

    Successful and purposeful team members share these three behaviors:

    Theyre constantly adjusting their disposition, character, identity, attributes

    and qualities to ensure new levels of success: Who am I in life and at work?

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  • Insight #5

    Successful and purposeful team members share these three behaviors:Theyre continually choosing whether

    to operate with truth or dishonesty, with openness or intolerance, with grit or timidity,

    with love or hostility: How will I operate and be perceived by others?

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  • Insight #6

    The Purpose-first organization never stops doing Good DEEDS:

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  • Insight #6

    The Purpose-first organization never stops doing Good DEEDS:

    Delighting their customers

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  • Insight #6

    The Purpose-first organization never stops doing Good DEEDS:Engaging their team members

    http://33voic.es/io9g7tchttps://soundcloud.com/33voices/how-johnsonville-serves-its-people-dan-pontefract

  • Insight #6

    The Purpose-first organization never stops doing Good DEEDS:

    Being Ethical within society

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  • Insight #6

    The Purpose-first organization never stops doing Good DEEDS:

    Delivering fair practices

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  • Insight #6

    The Purpose-first organization never stops doing Good DEEDS:

    Serving all stakeholders

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  • Insight #7

    If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while,

    waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are - if you are following your bliss, you

    are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.

    - Joseph Campbell on Role

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  • Insight #8

    Communitas is the ultimate definition of a Purpose-driven solidarity

    between the organization & its team members. It engenders both the feeling

    and spirit of togetherness.

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  • Insight #9

    Profit and purpose are not in conflict, the closer and tighter we focus on purpose,

    the more profit grows. The more we focus on profit, the less we make.

    - Mike Desjardins, ViRTUS

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  • Insight #10

    If youre serious about creating a personal declaration of purpose, follow this technique:

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  • Insight #10

    If youre serious about creating a personal declaration of purpose, follow this technique:

    Incorporate how you decide to operate your life - how you will show

    up - each and every day.

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  • Insight #10

    If youre serious about creating a personal declaration of purpose, follow this technique:

    Be succinct, specific and jargon-free, but ensure the

    declaration is equally expressive

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  • Insight #10

    If youre serious about creating a personal declaration of purpose, follow this technique:

    Make it personal, make it yours and incorporate strengths, interests

    and/or core attributes.

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  • Reflect On a scale of 1-5, how aligned

    is your personal purpose & role with your organizations purpose?

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