May 25, 2006

Talentism: Purpose before profit

Expounding on the principles of talentism, Jeff says there should be purpose before profit.

While Jeff has organizations in mind, I want to flip the question around.

As a person employed by large organizations, what is your core purpose? What gives you joy?

Have you stifled it because someone said, do this other thing, because that's what's booming or that's where the jobs are.

As Seth Godin says: To start being extraordinary, simply stop being ordinary.

What drives you? Profit? or Purpose?