The Essentials to Being a Transformational Leader
The goal of Alignment Leadership is personal and professional fulfillment. Therefore, if everything we do is to move us one step closer towards fulfillment we must first understand why it is something worth striving for in the first place.
In order to fully understand fulfillment, it is best to consider it’s opposite—regret. The feeling that you should have done more, that your time and energy was wasted. When that feeling of loss starts to creep in, you begin to dwell on all that you can’t or didn’t do.. But, when we are too focused on the past, regret consumes us and robs us of today.
The truth is, we commonly experience regret in this way when we are disconnected from purpose. We don’t know how to intentionally make decisions or spend our time. We are aiming at nothing, every day, and hitting it every time. We need a constant target to aim for that doesn’t change even if the circumstances around us do or we’re just having an off day.
That is why we choose to define fulfillment in this way: “deep satisfaction in achievement and accomplishment through the development of one’s inherent character.” This allows us to view life through the lens of our personal transformation and therefore get a “win” out of every day. We use failures and crises as an opportunity for growth and regret only happens when we are not trying to transform in those moments. Though fulfillment does not protect us against crisis or failure, it does propel us through them.
Alignment Leadership is striving to cure regret by pursuing fulfillment. We believe that the only antidote to regret is fulfillment. We want everyone to feel like they have spent their time well. Our desire is for you to leave the workday feeling that your time spent away from your loved ones is worth it. That you can trust that your time and energy is not wasted, but an investment towards your personal and professional fulfillment.
A lofty goal, but a worthy one nonetheless.