Chapter 6. Ignition Point 1: The Process

More Purpose: The Ignition Points for Managers in the Middle

The first section of this book was about more power. We get more power by performing the basic parts of our jobs well. We get power through performance and through the growth of our own confidence. Part I was about what managers need to do to recapture that confidence in themselves.

Now, in the second, core section of this book, we’ll talk about more purpose. The seven Ignition Points we’ll describe in the chapters that follow represent things that managers in The Middle can do better than anyone else in the company. For it is the ignited manager, uniquely positioned and righteously empowered, who can combine the element and create the light. It ...

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