How to Ignite and Lead a Fired-Up Organization – Pt. 1
This is my site Written by Lowell Nerenberg

“I make a difference in the lives of the people who work here, in the lives our clients, our other stakeholders, and even the folks who simply hear about us.”

What if your employees could honestly say that. Would it get you out of bed in the morning, pumped and rarin’ to go?

Fired UpImagine that your employees are proud of what they produce, and know in their bones that they have a positive affect on others’ lives. Imagine they feel like a vital member of a turned-on, cohesive team, all driving in the same direction. They count on each other, and, if they get stuck, they’re confident that someone has their back. What might be possible if the entire organization existed in an environment that was positive and optimistic?

You can achieve this. Yes. You.

At this point you may be wondering what I’ve been smoking. “What’s this guy on?” What I’m on is, I’m on purpose. My purpose. I’m passionate about transforming organizations into passionate, purposeful, difference-making teams. That’s what I’m smoking and it fires me up.

Inc. 500Why do I say this kind of transformation is possible in your organization? Well, I got pretty close to achieving that incredible state with the company I founded and led from 1986 to 1997. I had never run a company before. I mostly led from the seat of my pants. We delivered on our promises, our relationships with clients and vendors were excellent, people loved doing business with us, and we had a whole lot of fun.  We even made the Inc. 500 list at #144. It was a hellova company. Even the employees we had to let go along the way came to our reunion parties without the slightest hesitation or resentment. We started with a vision – a purpose that pulled us like a magnet.

Over the next several weeks and months I will share with you what I learned from that experience and others over the years. Of course, there’s more to it than purpose. I’ll show you what it takes to ignite and build a fired-up organization. You can make a significant difference in the lives of the people you serve, and your employees will be so fully engaged in the journey, you may need a fire extinguisher.

Whether you are starting a new business or you already have an established organization; whether you’re a novice or you’re seasoned, this is possible. And yes, If You Build It The Money Will Come.

Stay tuned. But only if you want to lead a fired up organization.

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