Lesson #2: Play for Meaning

When you play for meaning, you put aside your own wants, interests, and needs to recognize what’s best for the people you are leading. Whether it be peers, colleagues or team members, when you fail to play for meaning, people will question your values. Are you a leader interested solely in selfish interests or are you selfless? Too many people believe leadership is about reigning. Spoiler alert: it’s not! This lesson is designed to increase your ability to play for meaning, to instill a sense of purpose in your leadership.

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Learning Objectives

Objective 1
Define what it means to be a leader who acts with purpose
Objective 2
Identify factors that get in the way of playing for meaning
Objective 3
Apply tips, techniques, and actions to add more meaning to your leadership style
Objective 4
Summarize the relationship between purpose and meaning

Learning:

Core Module Topics

Bonus Content Module Topics

Extra Resources

Assessment

Play for Meaning: A Personal Experience

Books & articles

Why am I here?

Are You an Egocentric Leader?

Movies

Whom am I serving?

Purpose: Why it Matters

Poems

What am I trying to accomplish?

How to Manage Your Reputation

Songs

How do I want to be known?

TED Talks

What kind of leader am I?

Art

Knowledge Check

Quotes

Heroes

Duration: ~65 min

Duration: ~50 min

Contains: full listing or links to 22 extra resources

Contains: 7 videos, 6 job aids, 1 poem and multiple activities

Contains: 3 videos, 3 audio files, and multiple activities and takeaways

Core Module Topics

Assessment

Bonus Content Module Topics

Play for Meaning: A Personal Experience

Extra Resources

Books & articles

Core Module Topics

Why am I here?

Bonus Content Module Topics

Are You an Egocentric Leader?

Extra Resources

Movies

Core Module Topics

Whom am I serving?

Bonus Content Module Topics

Purpose: Why it Matters

Extra Resources

Poems

Core Module Topics

What am I trying to accomplish?

Bonus Content Module Topics

How to Manage Your Reputation

Extra Resources

Songs

Core Module Topics

How do I want to be known?

Bonus Content Module Topics

Extra Resources

TED Talks

Core Module Topics

What kind of leader am I?

Bonus Content Module Topics

Extra Resources

Art

Core Module Topics

Knowledge Check

Bonus Content Module Topics

Extra Resources

Quotes

Core Module Topics

Bonus Content Module Topics

Extra Resources

Heroes

Core Module Topics

Duration: ~65 min

Bonus Content Module Topics

Duration: ~50 min

Extra Resources

Contains: full listing or links to 22 extra resources

Core Module Topics

Contains: 7 videos, 6 job aids, 1 poem and multiple activities

Bonus Content Module Topics

Contains: 3 videos, 3 audio files, and multiple activities and takeaways

Extra Resources

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Lesson #2: Play for Meaning

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