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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About alby59

Alberto has a 25-year plus career in Local Government which began as City Manager in Italy. He currently serves as Chief Administrative Officer for the District of Lake Country in beautiful Central Okanagan BC. In addition, Alberto is Adjunct Professor to the Political Science Department of the University of Northern British Columbia and teaches a variety of local government related courses. He has developed a series of lectures on Leadership and Ethics and is designing a Project Management course aimed at Local Government and public sector practitioners. Very active in both his professional and academic life, Alberto has served as President of the Local Government Management Association of BC and the Association of Records Management Administrators of BC and Yukon. He also served as member of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Tsunami Recovery Committee for the reconstruction of communities and local governments in Sri Lanka and Indonesia hit by the 2004 Tsunami and managed an FCM capacity building program with the City of San Fernando, La Union in the Philippines while with the Township of Langley. Alberto has earned facilitator certifications with Franklin Covey and Cognitive Edge, and continues to foster his interest in personal education and professional development. He is an avid reader, music lover, and science fiction movie aficionado. He plays guitar and piano for fun and sings with his wife and his children. He is also very active in his church and community being a former Rotarian and currently serving as the Second Counselor in the Thompson Okanagan (Vernon Stake) Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. However, his most important interest is his family: his wife Silvana and their two children Victor and Grace.
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