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On Purpose: Why great leaders start with the PLOT by Karen James

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CHAPTER 6ACTION

The path to being on-purpose is a hard but rewarding one and we hope this book has offered some insights that will help you along the way. This chapter offers resources to assist you to take those insights and put them into action.

Getting everyone on board, including your board, requires clear communication and presentation of your purpose. Gauging where you are in relation to where you want to be is important. Plotting your operations and technology — performance to purpose — in relationship to leadership behaviours helps you know what to focus on. Putting purpose in the hands of everyone through their mobile devices increases the likelihood that you will be connecting with your constituents. And finally, nothing beats the face-to-face experience of workshops, speeches and presentations.

My company, BEact, offers several resources to help you get and stay on-purpose. (The company is aptly named as a reminder that we have to BE the leader required to act on-purpose. I cannot even begin to share how hard it was to secure a relevant company name, so if you don't like it, please don't tell me, because I might have to cut my left ear off …)

Visit www.BEact.com.au to find the resources below. The first three are a gift from me and the fourth is custom-designed.

  • Presentation templates (PowerPoint and Prezi) — to fast-track getting your PLOT in front of everyone
  • PLOT Framework — a gauge to keep you on-purpose
  • BEact mobile application — an app to track and gauge progress, ...

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