Expecting a picture of a purple dinosaur? Thankfully we’ve moved beyond that in our household.
As a leader, whether it’s within your family, business, or community, having a unified purpose is key to the success of your unit.
By definition, to unify is to “make or become a single unit”, implying many parts working together to become one.
A purpose is “the reason for which something exists or is done”.
So, having a unified purpose doesn’t mean that I love you and you love me. Although I do, it’s not a requirement from you.
What is a requirement is that we all know the reason why we have to operate as a unit or we will not be as successful otherwise.
“The great primary and controlling interest of the American people is union–union not only in the mere forms of government . . . but union founded in an attachment of . . . individuals for each other. ”
John Tyler, 10th President of the United States (1841-1845)