14Leading for Meaningfulness
This chapter will guide you in building a sense of meaningfulness in your team. As we discussed in chapters 2 and 3, it is the pull of a meaningful work purpose that initiates the rest of the self-management process. So ensuring a sense of meaningfulness is often a key place to begin leading for engagement.
The material in this chapter is organized around the five key building blocks of meaningfulness:
- A noncynical climate
- Clearly identified passions
- An exciting vision
- Relevant task purposes
- Whole tasks
Each of these building blocks, when missing, will create an obstacle to meaningfulness. You can use this set of building blocks as a diagnostic tool to troubleshoot the sources of low meaningfulness in your team ...