Meridian News
Elevate Leadership – Why Purpose Matters: It’s Good For You and Good For Business
September 8, 2017

Employees and supervisors have grown jaded about mission and vision statements. Too often, they become meaningless platitudes that decorate the lobby, but no one actually reads them.

“Similarly, employees are all too familiar with the request to do more with less, whether it’s related to staffing levels, budgets or any number of variables that affect the bottom line.” said Marcy Luter, Leadership and Staff Development Training Coordinator, at Meridian Technology Center. “Despite all that, research indicates that having a larger purpose still matters … because a purpose is different. A purpose is the concrete reason to get out of bed in the morning. It’s how you and your company make a difference today, tomorrow and in the years to come.”

On September 22 as part of the new Elevate Leadership series co-sponsored by the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce and Meridian Technology Center, join Mark Wilson, Industrial Coordinator, Central Technology Center, Drumright, Oklahoma, as he facilitates discussion and networking on why purpose matters. Attendees will learn how a purpose-driven mindset can make them and their organization more successful.

This interactive session will unpack the following concepts for attendees:

  • Purpose is why your organization exists.
  • You and your colleagues will be more engaged and productive when you’re driven by purpose, and that will add value and make money.
  • Purpose is essential in a tough economy.
  • Purpose-driven people out-perform other employees, hands-down.
  • People crave connection and meaning in all areas of life, and purposeful work can be that differentiator.

Elevate Leadership sessions are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Meridian’s campus. Registration is $15 per session and includes lunch. For more information or to register for the upcoming Elevate Leadership series visit or contact Luter at or (405) 377-3333 ext. 297 or toll-free at (888) 607-2509.

Mark Wilson, Industrial Coordinator, Central Technology Center, Drumright, Oklahoma, will lead an interactive session on why purpose matters at the September 22 Elevate Leadership event at Meridian Technology Center.

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