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Gifted and Dynamic Public Speaker, with a gift of Servant Leadership. Engineer by degree, Leader by Destiny. My goal is to make people better so that they lead a successful life and career.

Modified Purpose

We meet people all the time, and normally it is in a very specific environment or location (church, work, gym, etc.)  And because the location or the circumstance, we expect for that person to only fulfill that purpose. 

But what happens when their influence and role changes? 

My first job was in Saginaw, Michigan working as an engineer.  While I was there, I met a gentleman who was the Sales Manager in our commercial group.  We would spend some time together (not too often) to discuss my career ambitions and goals.  One day, he had a position open for his team and made me an offer to join.  Unfortunately, given the nature of my engineering project, I was prohibited from moving.  Within the next few months, this Sales Manager left the company to become the Director of Sales of a smaller firm.  And to my delight, he hired me to work for him.  My expectations had stopped at that moment.  I thought that his influence on me was over and we would now go our separate ways.  Little did I know that 8 years later he and his wife would be the Godparents for my son.  His role had changed from Employer to Mentor to Father-figure over those 15 years.

When people’s roles change in your life, accept the change.  The change may occur because you are now entering a different stage of your relationship which will allow for the two of you to continue to grow.

Have you experienced a relationship that has changed?  How did you handle it?  Are you still friends today?

Kontinue to Konker.

Chadwick Taylor is CEO of KONKERER Leadership

He helps clients develop leaders with a servant mentality through individual development and workshops

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2 Comments on “Modified Purpose”

  1. William Darden August 5, 2011 at 11:27 AM #

    Big Chad, that was so true. It made me sit back and evaluate my friendships with people!! Some are now associates compared to friends. Thanks man, great insight….

    • Chadwick Taylor August 5, 2011 at 11:39 AM #

      Thanks for the response Will. Look at it from the other side also…do you have those whom you treat as an associate but may be a true friend?

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