We know that one of the top things we hear from Millennials is that they want purpose in their careers. I see a lot of people roll their eyes as though "Having Purpose" is too much to ask. On the contrary, I think we all should have purpose in our jobs, whether we’re fixing cars, growing food, or curing cancer. Here are my takeaways from Google Leadership Advisor, Fred Kofman during his interview on the Awesome at Your Job podcast Inspiring Teams through Purpose. 1. Mission
You think you must have all of the answers as a leader. Not so! This blog from SHRM gives five good reasons to listen to your team members: 1. Employee Initiative - You want your employees to come up with good ideas? Then ask them and use their ideas. 2. Engagement and Innovation - When you cultivate ideas on your team, they'll be more innovative and feel valued. 3. Staying Proactive - Encourage employees to come to you with solutions to problems and tell them to "go for it!"