Finding personal meaning

Nick Smith has a good post challenging conventional wisdom on leadership and team building. This particularly caught my attention:

Instead of pursuing the impossible task of getting everyone to commit to a common goal that may or may not happen in the future why not help them find satisfaction right now? I’ve found that if people are able to find their own meaning and know they are valued for who they are and what they bring to the table, then that’s all the glue that’s needed for a team to gel. Finding personal meaning trumps shared vision every time.

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