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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.

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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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.

Him? Here? Now? No.

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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.

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?”

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

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.

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.

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.

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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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 Critical Importance Of Defining Your Purpose

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Abraham Maslow once wrote, “It isn’t normal to know what we want. Shutterstock. Kelsy highlighted something that night that really made me think.

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.

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

A Look Inside Letterman’s Staff Redefining Their Purpose After The Show Ended

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But what about all of the people behind the camera? The ones who produced, directed and wrote the show. Executive Producer Rob Burnett. Enjoy. Part I.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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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The Blackberry Verdict Is Not Surprising

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In 2013, I wrote a book titled “ FLAT ARMY: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization. My last line includes “only time will tell.”

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?

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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To The Establishment

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The sky is ours. Let’s fly. — Dan Pontefract (@dpontefract) November 11, 2015. The bird is free from the cage. Blue skies ahead.

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.” ” .

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.

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.

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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