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The Leadership Crisis and the Free Market Cure: Why the Future of Business Depends on the Return to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness by John A. Allison

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Purpose

THE ORGANIZING PRINCIPLE OF HUMAN ACTION IS PURPOSE. As human beings we are purpose-directed entities. In order to get there, we must know where we are going. Individuals need a sense of purpose. Organizations (businesses, churches, civic organizations, universities, and so on) are simply groups of individual human beings. For the organization to be successful, the people in the organization must vest in the purpose/mission of the organization. (I will use purpose and mission interchangeably in this discussion.)

You need a sense of purpose. I find it very discouraging how many people will describe their work as just “work.” If your work ...

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