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From Purpose to impact -> Craig & SnookIndeed, we believe that the process of articulating your purpose and finding the courage to live it—what we callpurpose to impact—is the single most important developmental task you can undertake as a leader.THE PROBLEMPurpose is increasingly seen as the keyto navigating the complex world we face today, where strategy is ever changing and few decisionsare obviously right or wrong. At the same time, few leaders have a strong sense of their ownleadership purpose or a clear plan for translating it into action. As a result, they often fail to achievetheir most ambitious professional and personal goals.THE SOLUTIONThe first step toward uncovering your leadership purpose is to mine your life story for major themesthat reveal your lifelong passions and values. Next, craft a concise purpose statement that leavesyou emboldened and energized. Finally, develop apurpose-to-impact plan.Effective plans:• Use language that is uniquely meaningful to you• Focus on big-picture aspirations and then set shorter-term goals, working backward withincreasing specificity• Emphasize the strengths you bring to the table• Take a holistic view of work and familyA purpose-to-Impact plan1.Create purpose statement2.Write explanation3.Set three to five year goals4.Set two year goals5.Set one year goals6.Map out critical next steps7.Examine key relationshipsHigh-Performance Teams: Lessons from thePygmies:Pygmies are now defined as a number of tribes scattered among the rainforests of central Africa insmall, temporary settlements.