Let’s dive into a concept that’s vital for any leader: finding and following your personal North Star, serving as a steadfast beacon for you as Polaris did for travellers and explorers throughout history.

What is your North Star?

Your North Star in leadership represents the embodiment of your core values, mission, and vision. It’s what guides your decisions and keeps you on course towards your goals, much like how sailors use Polaris to navigate the seas.  Your North Star can often be referred to as your Leadership Intention or your Leadership Purpose.

Identifying your North Star involves deep introspection. It’s about understanding your deepest desires, the impact you want to have, and the legacy you wish to leave. This clarity will set a firm intent and direction for your leadership and enrich your leadership journey.

With your North Star or Leadership Intention identified, your internal compass helps align your actions and your way of being with your vision. Consistency in this alignment builds trust and credibility, essential for effective leadership.

Why define your North Star?

1.     When faced with challenges, your North Star provides perspective, helping you focus on long-term solutions and maintain a clear vision amidst the chaos of day-to-day operations.

2.     A clear North Star not only guides you but also inspires those around you. When your team understands and shares your vision, they follow with greater confidence and commitment.

3.     As you grow, your North Star may evolve, but the essence of your values and vision should remain constant. This evolution reflects a deeper understanding and greater insight into your leadership role and often emerges through the process of Adult Mental Development – subject of another article.

4.     Connecting with your personal North Star is a transformative process that requires self-discovery, alignment, and unwavering commitment to your visi

on. It’s about leading with purpose and integrity, navigating the complexities of leadership with a clear and consistent direction.

So, take the time to define your North Star, and let it guide you through your leadership journey. With it, you’ll chart a course that’s not only successful but also fulfilling and true to who you are as a leader. Here’s to navigating towards greatness, with our eyes on the stars and our hands steady on the compass.

Remember, your personal North Star is more than a metaphor—it’s the core of your leadership identity. It’s what makes you stand out and guides you to make a real, positive difference. Embrace it, and watch your amazing journey unfold.

If you’re wondering how to get started on identifying your North Star / Leadership Purpose, here’s a link to a previous blog on this topic :

‘What’s Your Leadership Purpose: 6 Questions to Get You Thinking’

If you sense there’s more to achieve, if you desire to elevate your leadership and magnify your impact, and you’d like support and structure as you seek your own North Star, then we invite you to reach out to us at info@mojoforleaders.com. We’ll be delighted to help you.


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P.S. In your quest to explore your North Star, “Finding Your Own North Star”by Martha Beck can be a valuable resource.