The Monk’s Wisdom – Ritual 1: The Ritual of Compelling Future Focus

The first ritual from the Monk who sold his Ferrari is called the Ritual of Compelling Future Focus or, in the words of the Monk, how to link Paycheck to Purpose.

The wisdom of this ritual leans on the fact that purpose is the most powerful motivator in the world. The primary task of the leader is to get his/her people excited about a compelling cause that contributes to the lives of others. Great leadership precedes great followership (we show our employees that we have their best interest in mind). Visionary leaders focus on liberating human talent and manifesting the potential of people (multipliers) and lead with integrity, character and courage.

What are the actions that help us fulfil this ritual?

  • Ritualize wisdom so that our positive intentions translate into tangible results (Stephen Covey would say that we need to exercise integrity in the moment of choice);
  • Communicate our compelling cause so it engages hearts; and
  • Align our “video” with our “audio” (observe and listen and go back to vision and communication if necessary)

The ultimate task of the visionary leader is to dignify and honour the lives of the people he/she leads by allowing them to manifest their highest potential through the work they do.

The following video from Robin Sharma provides some thoughts about this topic: https://youtu.be/fvuiWkhyi_s

 

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