For many years the phrase fit for purpose referred to whether or not a consumer product could adequately perform the function or functions for which it was purchased. That is a minimum standard for the phrase.
To bring clarity to the purpose of your personal leadership may require answering this question: “what should be changed for the better as a result of my leadership?” Clearly this question presumes that leaders exist to create improved conditions, a case that should bring no argument.
Every leader has to lift her head to ask, “how would I know if my leadership is fit for purpose?” and then “what do I need to change to ensure that metric has real meaning?” Is it okay to be adequate? Leaders at every level should be asked to examine these questions. Adequate is not the goal, nor is it our potential. Self-reflection is valuable. As always, start now and Finish Strong®