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A Common Purpose


"A Common Purpose" is a 2011 documentary drama film directed by Mitzi Goldman.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of leadership (2004)

A-E by George R. Goethals, Georgia Jones Sorenson, James MacGregor Burns

Common purpose leadership occurs when individuals,without regard for recognition or visibility, are motivated to take action by a passionate commitment to achieve a common purpose that is greater than the group's members' individual self-interest and, in certain cases, even greater than the group's overall self-interest. Key components of this type of leadership are the common purpose; a passionate commitment to and ownership of the common purpose; opportunity to act ...

Google previewCompanion Encyclopedia of Medicine in the Twentieth Century (2013)

by Roger Cooter

Immunology, which stemmed from the germ theory of disease, has evolved to provide an encompassing view of the body which subordinates all physiological events to a common purpose: the defense and representation of the self. Around the Mediterranean sea one sometimes finds abandoned fortresses ...

Google previewDictionary of Concepts in Cultural Anthropology (1991)

by Robert H. Winthrop

In general usage, an association is "a body of persons who have combined to execute a common purpose or advance a common cause" (OED). Examples in Western societies are abundant. Observing the United States in the 1830s, Alexis de Tocqueville commented that "associations are established to promote the public safety, commerce, industry, morality, and religion. There is no end which the human will despairs of attaining through the combined power of individuals united into ...

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We're helping those children who cannot help themselves and giving a push to those who can. We've done it by working together for a common purpose. I see no reason to stop now. (Jane D. Hull)
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