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This IBM Employee Quit Her Job. I Commend Her For Doing So.

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Elizabeth Wood used to work at IBM. She recently resigned from her position as senior content strategist, a job she held for the previous two.

If You Stop Learning You Lose The Chance To Be Entrepreneurial

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Over the course of his writing, rather cleverly, Peter Drucker found a way to coin our past, present and future into distinct societies.

A Shared Letter to Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly

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We’ve done so through creativity, innovation and hard work. book poetry creators

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Trump Presidency Lesson Plan

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Donald Trump won the American presidency. If you happen to be a K-12 teacher/educator, here’s a handy lesson plan you may want to consider. Content.

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When Breath Becomes Air: Required Reading For People Seeking Purpose

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A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme or GBM for short. In layman’s terms, it’s brain cancer. Incurable.

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Nine Tricky Questions And Nine Honest Answers Regarding Purpose

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A reader took the time to read “ The Purpose Effect ” and then asked me a few questions. But that’s the key. She was miserable.

My Long Weekend Of Hope And Inspiration

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It started in Parksville, British Columbia. It was the beginning of a very hopeful and inspirational few hours. “What’s that?”

Has Wells Fargo’s CEO Forgotten How To Lead?

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Photographer: Kimberly White/Bloomberg News. There were audible gasps. Incredulous looks of dismay. Bemused shrieks. It’s avoidable. It’s preventable.

Coming September 27, An Addendum to The Purpose Effect

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The Rise, Fall and Rise of Purpose by Dan Pontefract. Not everything can fit into a book. having reported a sense of engagement at work.

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Rey & Finn of Star Wars Docked 40% On Year-End Performance Review

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” It was time for the Rebellion’s annual calibration exercise. What joy! Indeed the force awakens in a perennial fashion everywhere. Right?

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Evolution of the Chief Learning Officer

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” I sat there stunned, aside from an audible yet incredulous gasp escaping from my mouth. ” I asked. Career Mindset. Purpose Mindset.

The Purpose Effect Scorecard

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My latest book, THE PURPOSE EFFECT , has been out in the wild for about six weeks. Team Members. Community. Society. These are raw values.

Is Your Corporate Culture The Root Cause Of Bad Meetings?

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Several moons ago, I was asked to participate in a meeting. Nothing new there. Some days it feels as though I’m attending most of those 11 million.

If There Is No Trust Or Joy At Work There Is A Low Chance For Purpose

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The day after delivering a keynote presentation, I received an email from Candice who kindly agreed to share her story. applaud you. Yes, an emoticon. Hang

If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture

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I was speaking at a conference recently, and a question was posed to me from someone in the audience near the tail end of the session.

Defining A Leader’s Duty Of Care

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To have purpose in one’s work is to achieve what we might coin “workplace actualization”. Should time at the first two levels be expunged? It is.

Gord Downie May Be The Best High School Teacher I Never Had

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It’s been some time since I patrolled the jaundice-colored halls of my high school. Those were awkward days. And I mean ever. What subjects you ask?

In Progress 

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IN PROGRESS Peace or pain is a simple choice. Ironically, life’s embankment protects while simultaneously eroding. Does a river run through me?

Purpose: The Word of 2016

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Several years ago I started an annual writing tradition that continues to this day. Put simply, there is a whole lotta purpose to purpose. Purpose.

The ABC’s of Collaboration

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(Editor’s Note: scroll down for graphical versions). Challenge – Groupthink does not equal collaboration. Try it next time in the elevator.

When Death Stares At You, Hinting Your Career Was A Scam

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In October of 2012, at the age of 52 years, Linds Redding of Auckland, New Zealand died of inoperable esophageal cancer. But his essay went deeper.

My TEDx Talk on The Purpose Effect

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When they are not, it can lead to significant damage in society and in the organization. The Purpose Effect is the pattern I have exposed.

My Next Role Is …

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What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.  Sir Winston Churchill.

Dear C-Suite: We Don’t Do Training Anymore

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In 2012, Peter Aceto, the President and CEO of ING DIRECT – a Canadian bank with 1.78 Two points come to mind from that speech.

The Purpose Effect Launch Party

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I’m a lucky boy. It was epic. It was touching. It was an incredible night of love. My dad flew in from England for the event, unbeknownst to me.

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When Celebrity Trumps Sanity

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Often it is downright inspiring. Other times it can be ridiculously intimidating. On occasion it reminds me of Robin Williams. Yes, even across Canada.

Full Book Jacket Cover Released for The Purpose Effect

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The book releases May 10, 2016 and can be pre-ordered here. More details about the book can be found here. book Purpose The Purpose Effect

My Latest TEDxTalk “How Schools Can Save Companies From Collapsing”

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I was recently asked to participate in my third TEDx conference through the good people at TEDxLangleyED. Their theme in 2016?

The TED of all Leadership Management Conferences – A Review of the Drucker Forum 2013

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Once in a while, you get inspired by events in your life that seem to be a precursor to real societal change. hopeful change. needed change. Promise.

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I Learned A Lot At My First-Ever F Up Nights

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Don’t shoot the messenger! didn’t make up the group name. Each speaker is given 7 minutes and is able to use 10 images. Todd Dunlop.

The Eye Chart Analogy Of Corporate Org Charts

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If you look at this graphic I mashed up long enough, it begins to make sense. The process repeats with the other eye. Do leaders see them? My advice?

Sheri Quit Her Job And Regained Her Purpose Sweet Spot

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Sometimes you just have to listen to your gut. We ought to remember what is truly important about our roles at work. It’s our life. It’s our career.

Free Download of Chapter 1 – The Purpose Effect 

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My new book, The Purpose Effect , almost never was. After toiling for nearly three years, I had completed the manuscript, and was ready to publish.

The Electrocardiogram of Purpose

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I find metaphors and pictures often help to explain a concept. In this case, The Electrocardiogram of Purpose is both.

Reflecting on the State of Enterprise 2.0 as an Organizational Culture Change Agent

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I know. promised not to utilize the moniker 2.0 in 2014 but how else can I reflect back on the state of Enterprise 2.0 thank you IBM). iteration.

Holacracy Is Not The Answer To Your Employee Disengagement Issues

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If you’re located in parts of North America where it’s been too cold to even blink your eyes lately, you may not have seen the news. Holacracy? Really?

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Two Very Incredible & Courageous Women

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The purpose of this story is to share, to enlighten and to articulate incredible courage … as best I can. In one corner, we have E.T. Story #1.

The Graphic That Started My Journey Researching Purpose Three Years Ago

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After I published my first book, Flat Army , in May of 2013, I began musing about the concept of purpose. and I came across this Venn diagram.

Apparently, Organizational Culture is Crap

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You may find it interesting to know, for example, that they “strive to maintain the open culture often associated with startups.” ” .

Montreal’s Three Wise Men

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And I was lucky enough to spend some time with each of them.). Not too shabby, dare I say. But that’s Karl. 800!). How lucky was I.