Chapter 7

What Matters?

Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.

—Francis Chan

The fifth step to ethical power—Get clear on what matters

The fifth step to ethical power is to get clear on what matters. Decide what’s really important to you, your own purpose and personal values. Being clear about these tells us where we need to exert our personal power. If we have no clear sense of direction, we will always be reacting to other people’s agendas rather than setting our own.

Introduction: Getting Direction

The biggest lesson I’ve learned in my life is to follow my heart, not my head. This lesson has had significant impact over both my working career and wider life. Use your heart to ...

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