Leading for Purpose: The Case for a New Priority for Leaders of Worksite Wellness



A new book by one of the leading national health promotion organizations in the workplace describes the much needed new direction for wellness wellness. The book is titled "Keeping a Goal: How to Help People and Their Organizations Benefit from Pursuing Purposes". Other important works of Vermont-based Human Resource Institute (HRI), including "Wellness Leadership", "Planning Cultural Change" and "Attracting Wellness Home", are among other outstanding contributions.

"Leading Objectives" take unusual attention in the work on nature and the importance of finding sufficient or, in that case, sufficient and empowering meaning and purpose. The topic is typically viewed in a personal way for the searcher, as in classics such as "The Human Search for Meaning" and "Existing Psychotherapy" by psychiatrists Victor Franklis and Irving Yalom respectively.

This is different but complementary. It is aimed at leaders in companies and agencies of all kinds. This is a manual that shows how employers and other people with responsibilities for contributing to the well-being of contributors can promote pursuit of the goal. This is a two-part approach: the recommended principles are to create a goal for the organization as well as for the people involved in the organization.

Leading goals are loaded with what is close to a generating plan, although many and varied projects are possible according to the guidelines of the seven thematic chapters. The book includes apps for two vital assessments before and after setting the foundations for the purpose: Assessing 1) supporting the goal and 2) social climate for purposeful transformation.


How can leadership support the goal? To what extent do these organizations have common goals and, more importantly, how leaders can facilitate support crops that have a long way to delivering and achieving goals? These and related issues are dealt with in the initial chapters and followed by chapters, which give rise to an active role of management in support.

Although it is easy to understand why people would pursue a goal, which of course everyone does, well or badly, the idea of ‚Äč‚Äčorganizational leaders to do this in harmony with the support

the added meaning is the most unusual, if not the most striking. An extract from the book addresses this address balance or rather why it's worth trying:

We believe that life as self-determined aspiration leads to an unnecessarily exhausted existence. Most goals have a social context; the higher, the most dignified goals that build trust, harmony, love and support can not be achieved without cooperation. Self-cultivation is always good, but it should never be the only religion. We can not survive without intentions beyond the narrow personal interest; we can not prosper without proposals for a broad social, financial and psychological return for all.

There is a lot of value in promoting a strong sense of community, a shared vision and a positive outlook within groups and organizations. The social climate makes individual and collective change possible. We have reason to believe that future research will find that positive social climates are vital ingredients for the pursuit of happiness, one of the highest goals.

It seems likely that anyone who is in a leading position in a wide range of health promotion programs will benefit from reviewing and adapting research, referrals, tools, design issues, metrics, and other support tools available in the " Leading Aim ". Can be ordered by HRI or Amazon.

Seminar work is highly recommended. *