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Him? Here? Now? No.

Dan Pontefract

I don’t want to die. As far as I know, thankfully, I’m not dying. Imminent or otherwise. love my life. love what it was. love what it is.

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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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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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?

Cool Contest: Win 1 of 10 Free Copies of The Purpose Effect

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Hi there, Over at Goodreads , my fabulous publisher, Elevate Publishing, is giving away fifteen free copies of my next book, The Purpose Effect.

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

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.

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.

How I Learned To Think Out Loud Through The Tragically Hip’s Live Concerts

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The Hip—the affectionate and arguably ironic nickname of the group—is a thinking person’s band. Copyright 2002 The Associated Press. On stage. Maybe.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Thank You 2015

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 I am a very lucky man. In 2015, I celebrated 20 years of a truly wonderful marriage. In 2015, I watched our goats turn 12-, 10- and 8-years old.

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.

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.

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.

Book Review: Originals by Adam Grant

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While reading Adam Grant’s new book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move The World , I found myself utilizing four different lenses of observation.

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.

Inspiring CEO Quotes About A Higher Purpose

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Lately (rather obviously) I have been thinking, researching, interviewing and writing a lot about the concept of purpose. – Indra K. Want more?

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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When Power Overthrows Common Sense

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I’ve witnessed it before. I’m certain I’ll witness it again. Someone is promoted to a senior leadership role. Some call it nepotism.

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.

A 72,000 Word Cloud

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On May 10, 2016, my next book, “ The Purpose Effect: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization ” is finally released.

We Can Put The Word ‘Can’ Back In Canada

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I hummed. hawed. Should I? Should I opine about Monday’s general election in Canada? I am apolitical … usually. But not this year.

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

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.

Waxing Lyrical On Leadership, Engagement, Purpose & Innovation

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The results can be found below: 1. You say “We are not allowing our employees to be engaged… we are not enabling ‘workplace actualization.” repeat).  .

Leadership Lessons From Late Night King David Letterman

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Dropping various objects off of buildings as high as the sky is tall just might be the very definition of stupid. But it’s so much fun, too.

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And The Winners Of A Free Book Are …

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… everyone! recently ran a contest for a free signed copy of “ The Purpose Effect.” ” Fair enough. Everyone’s a winner!

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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.” ” .

My Next Book Has A Title And A Publish Date

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We are not fighting for territory, or wealth or glory. No, thank God, those are not our objects. My Purpose. book Dual Purpose DUAL PURPOSE next book

What Is A Friend?

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Willing. In a moments notice, a friend is willing. Willing to give. Willing to forgive. Willing to follow. Willing to unfollow. Willing to colour.

O Canada My Canada

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O Canada My Canada. The wind blew my kind ashore, but the native maples were here long before. That is what we are. Lower and Upper. West and East.

A Whole Lotta Learning And Love

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even publicly joined Instagram. my private/anonymous account was deleted). My writing? Clearer. Happier. ” My mood? Clearer. Happier.

Calling Frederic Laloux Of Reinventing Organizations

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31 May, 2015. Dear Frederic, I read your book, Reinventing Organizations. Regardless, there are parts of your book I rather enjoyed.