Article by People With Purpose

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Leading in uncertainty can be a daunting task. Whether you are a parent, team leader, business leader, political leader or have taken an active role in supporting your broader community of family and friends right now, many of us find ourselves responsible for others or inspired to create change during this challenging period. So how might you lead well in times of uncertainty? We recommend applying the Principles of Purposeful Leaders.

When thinking about Purposeful Leadership, it’s useful to first understand the distinction between Management and Leadership. John P Kotter explains it this way; Management is about controlling complexity. Leadership is about producing useful change. Purposeful leaders produce change that is not only useful, but purposeful. Our research and practice at People With Purpose over the past six years has revealed that purposeful leaders embody a unique combination of perspectives to inform HOW they ideate, make decisions, set priorities and take action.

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