I was asked during a recent interview how the COVID-19 crisis will impact the Purpose movement in organizations. With large parts of the economy shut down, unemployment rising, consumers focused on basic security and many companies struggling to survive, what does COVID-19 mean for a...
Over the last few weeks, I have found myself strangely
silent. As someone who has made his living and whose life purpose has been
meant to inspire the human spirit and bring hope, I have felt some internal
pressure to speak. Not because anyone expects me to, nor...
Happy New Year to all. Just set my 2020 intentions. I’ve done this for many years now and almost always in a warm place. This time I am in Barbados with my dear friends. I’ve been amazed how many of my intentions have led...
I want to tell you what I learned about
leadership from a pile of rocks. I want to suggest that one of the most
important roles of a leader is to help people see why their rock matters.
As many of you know, this summer I walked
I want to talk to you this week about what
I call the Purpose Paradox, which happens when a short term focus on profits
serves a company well in the interim, but the long run strategy needs to be focused
on the well being of customers and society....
Global Climate Strike in Vancouver, BC - September 2019
One simple definition of a leader is
“anyone who has a significant influence on the actions of others.” By that
simple definition, few people in recent memory have had more direct impact on
getting others to act then sixteen year...
Just this past week I spoke to 350 HR
leaders and then to 500 CEOs and entrepreneurs about the Power of Purpose.
I showed them how purpose can win customers, engage team members and help all
of us achieve our personal best. One of the key elements of...