This IBM Employee Quit Her Job. I Commend Her For Doing So.
DECEMBER 5, 2016
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.
On Being Human
FEBRUARY 12, 2017
“If you want to know what being Canadian is, it’s being part of the human race, allowing yourself to be vulnerable.” ” ~Gord Downie Of everything. humanism personal Gord Downie
Magnanimous: The Word of 2017
DECEMBER 19, 2016
As he was leaving office on January 20, 1993, President George H. W. Bush left a letter on the desk of the oval office addressed. Rise of the Woman?
If You Stop Learning You Lose The Chance To Be Entrepreneurial
NOVEMBER 21, 2016
Over the course of his writing, rather cleverly, Peter Drucker found a way to coin our past, present and future into distinct societies.
Trump Presidency Lesson Plan
NOVEMBER 9, 2016
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.
Greenwashing Your Way To Employee Disengagement
SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
The term whitewashing is defined as “a coordinated attempt to hide unpleasant facts, especially in a political context.”
Win A Signed Copy Of “THE PURPOSE EFFECT”
JANUARY 25, 2017
I’m in need of being inspired. If you want to win one of seven free (and signed) copies of my latest book, THE PURPOSE EFFECT, here’s. book The Purpose Effect
Wow, Did I Ever Fail On This One. But I Learned A Lot, Too.
SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
As I was preparing to write this column, I looked up the word “ fail.” Thankfully, the word “success” is on that list as well.
Him? Here? Now? No.
AUGUST 19, 2016
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.
No Carrie Fisher, Don’t Rest In Peace
DECEMBER 28, 2016
Like the rain in England and the heat in Tunisia, death is both unavoidable and inevitable. The rash of celebrity deaths in 2016 seems to. Dan's Related Posts: In Progress Trump Presidency Lesson Plan We Are All Boston When Breath Becomes Air: Required Reading For People Seeking Purpose Goodbye Team of Five Years.
Nine Tricky Questions And Nine Honest Answers Regarding Purpose
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
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.
Rey & Finn of Star Wars Docked 40% On Year-End Performance Review
JANUARY 16, 2016
” It was time for the Rebellion’s annual calibration exercise. What joy! Indeed the force awakens in a perennial fashion everywhere. Right?
When Breath Becomes Air: Required Reading For People Seeking Purpose
NOVEMBER 16, 2016
A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme or GBM for short. In layman’s terms, it’s brain cancer. Incurable.
My Long Weekend Of Hope And Inspiration
SEPTEMBER 5, 2016
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?
DECEMBER 15, 2015
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 Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture
MAY 29, 2015
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.
Has Wells Fargo’s CEO Forgotten How To Lead?
SEPTEMBER 17, 2016
Photographer: Kimberly White/Bloomberg News. There were audible gasps. Incredulous looks of dismay. Bemused shrieks. It’s avoidable. It’s preventable.
The Purpose Effect Scorecard
JUNE 24, 2016
My latest book, THE PURPOSE EFFECT , has been out in the wild for about six weeks. Team Members. Community. Society. These are raw values.
Coming September 27, An Addendum to The Purpose Effect
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016
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.
Evolution of the Chief Learning Officer
JULY 11, 2016
” I sat there stunned, aside from an audible yet incredulous gasp escaping from my mouth. ” I asked. Career Mindset. Purpose Mindset.
If There Is No Trust Or Joy At Work There Is A Low Chance For Purpose
FEBRUARY 6, 2016
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
JANUARY 27, 2016
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 ABC’s of Collaboration
JUNE 23, 2014
(Editor’s Note: scroll down for graphical versions). Challenge – Groupthink does not equal collaboration. Try it next time in the elevator.
My Next Role Is …
APRIL 9, 2014
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
NOVEMBER 4, 2013
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.
Purpose: The Word of 2016
DECEMBER 28, 2015
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
DECEMBER 14, 2015
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.
The TED of all Leadership Management Conferences – A Review of the Drucker Forum 2013
NOVEMBER 18, 2013
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.
When Death Stares At You, Hinting Your Career Was A Scam
MAY 2, 2016
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.
Gord Downie May Be The Best High School Teacher I Never Had
AUGUST 17, 2016
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?
When Celebrity Trumps Sanity
MARCH 6, 2016
Often it is downright inspiring. Other times it can be ridiculously intimidating. On occasion it reminds me of Robin Williams. Yes, even across Canada.
Reflecting on the State of Enterprise 2.0 as an Organizational Culture Change Agent
FEBRUARY 17, 2014
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.
My Latest TEDxTalk “How Schools Can Save Companies From Collapsing”
FEBRUARY 29, 2016
I was recently asked to participate in my third TEDx conference through the good people at TEDxLangleyED. Their theme in 2016?
Full Book Jacket Cover Released for The Purpose Effect
MARCH 18, 2016
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
The Purpose Effect Launch Party
MAY 14, 2016
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.
I Learned A Lot At My First-Ever F Up Nights
FEBRUARY 15, 2016
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.
Sheri Quit Her Job And Regained Her Purpose Sweet Spot
FEBRUARY 22, 2016
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.
Holacracy Is Not The Answer To Your Employee Disengagement Issues
JANUARY 9, 2014
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?
Free Download of Chapter 1 – The Purpose Effect
APRIL 3, 2016
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.
Two Very Incredible & Courageous Women
AUGUST 25, 2014
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.