Personal Growth Plans

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This week we wanted to talk about something near and dear to our hearts – Personal Growth Plans.  On Purpose Leadership is a big believer in Personal Growth and we both invest heavily on continuing our education every year.

So why are PGPs (Personal Growth Plans) so important?

To quote John Maxwell “Anyone can steer a ship, but it Takes a Leader to Chart the Course.”   As a leader you have to be able to look far ahead on the horizon to see where your business is going – yet be in tune to what is going on in your business today.

One of the ways Mike and I stay ahead of our competition is by having our own PGP.  We both read several books a month and I recently read Great Leaders Grow; Becoming a Leader for Life by Ken Blanchard & Mark Miller, and Mike and I recently received our copies of John Maxwell’s new book The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth.

In the October issue of Success Magazine there is an article on Maxwell, who has sold over more than 19 million copies of his other book.  In the article Maxwell was quoted as saying “This book is for everybody.  Because everybody needs to grow.  And once that happens, their whole world begins to change.”

That ties in with our motto “At On Purpose Leadership we help leaders find their purpose so they can change the lives of others.”

We are out to change the leaders of today so they can be ready for tomorrow!

John Maxwell has been following a personal growth plan for over forty years.  The Success Magazine article mentions that a great percentage of his success is based on his decision to continue to develop and personally grow.

Coincidence?

I don’t think so.

One of the reasons Mike and I became partners is because of our love for learning.   I originally met Mike in April of 2011 when I started a book club called Leaders are Readers.  We both have a passion for reading, listening to audio, watching video and attending workshops and seminars on leadership and soon found ourselves talking about what we were currently studying.

I could go on and on about why we should have Personal Growth Plans, but I thought it would be better to take you right to the expert; http://johnmaxwellonleadership.com/2010/02/08/do-you-have-a-personal-plan-for-growth/

To your Success!

Gary Patton, Chief Connecting Officer
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Gary Patton

Chief Connecting Officer at On Purpose Leadership
An Accomplished Business Consultant with over twenty-five years of experience in sales, management, training, and operations, Gary has worked with over 2,000 businesses to design and implement solutions to significantly increase their market share, customer service, revenue, and profitability.
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