We all want to make a difference. We all want to do things that have meaning and to have a purpose. And yet we are often too busy doing our jobs, completing our tasks without much purpose or a clear reason why.

That's why we need people to be meaning makers. And we can do that for ourselves and for others, regardless of our role but most especially if we're in a leadership role.

  1. We need to talk about purpose with others.
  2. We have to connect the dots between the work that they're doing every day and that purpose. 
  3. We need to help people find their personal purpose and also look for it for ourselves.

Too often, leaders who do understand this idea want to tell people why their work matters rather than helping them to discover it for themselves. One of the things we can do to be a meaning maker is to help people see the meaning for themselves. 

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Kevin Eikenberry is a recognized world expert on leadership development and learning and is the Chief Potential Officer of The Kevin Eikenberry Group (http://KevinEikenberry.com). He has spent nearly 30 years helping organizations across North America, and leaders from around the world, on leadership, learning, teams and teamwork, communication and more.
Twice he has been named by Inc.com as one of the top 100 Leadership and Management Experts in the World and has been included in many other similar lists.

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