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Yesterday I Did Three Things For The Very First Time…

Dan Pontefract

Yesterday, I did three things I’ve never done before. 1) I voted by mail. 2) I got a flu shot. 3) I visited a newly… The post Yesterday I Did Three Things For The Very First Time… appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership

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Behind The Scenes Look of the LEAD. CARE. WIN. Learning Program

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Releasing in conjunction with my 4th book, LEAD. How to Become a Leader Who Matters is a 9-lesson online learning program, available for… The post Behind The Scenes Look of the LEAD. Learning Program appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership learning Lead. online learning

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DAN READS! LESSON #6: Dare to Share – LEAD. CARE. WIN. EXCERPT

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Watch Dan Pontefract read an excerpt of his 4th book, LEAD. There are 9 practical yet super helpful leadership lessons from Dan’s 4th… The post DAN READS! LESSON #6: Dare to Share – LEAD. EXCERPT appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership Lead.

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The Cheat Sheet For LEAD. CARE. WIN.

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In my 4th book, LEAD. How to Become a Leader Who Matters, I outline 9 insightful yet super practical leadership lessons to help… The post The Cheat Sheet For LEAD. appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership Lead.

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DAN READS! LESSON #5: Embrace Change – LEAD. CARE. WIN. EXCERPT

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Watch Dan Pontefract read an excerpt of his 4th book, LEAD. There are 9 practical yet super helpful leadership lessons from Dan’s 4th… The post DAN READS! LESSON #5: Embrace Change – LEAD. EXCERPT appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership Lead.

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How I Conduct Keynotes From Home

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Here’s how I have conducted keynotes since the beginning of May. Wall-mounted TV. Apple TV air playing slides from Mac 1 while Mac 2 has… The post How I Conduct Keynotes From Home appeared first on Pontefract Group. keynotes LEAD. leadership speaking

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DAN READS! LESSON #4: REMAIN CURIOUS – LEAD. CARE. WIN. EXCERPT

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Watch Dan Pontefract read an excerpt of his 4th book, LEAD. There are 9 practical yet super helpful leadership lessons from Dan’s 4th… The post DAN READS! LESSON #4: REMAIN CURIOUS – LEAD. EXCERPT appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership Lead.

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Dan Reads! Lesson #2: Play for Meaning – LEAD. CARE. WIN. Excerpt

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Dan reads from Chapter 2 of LEAD. his 4th book. The post Dan Reads! Lesson #2: Play for Meaning – LEAD. Excerpt appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership Lead.

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Why I Wrote LEAD. CARE. WIN.

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Five years ago, I was coming off the stage from a keynote in the US when a woman approached me. She was mid-to-late 30’s and… The post Why I Wrote LEAD. appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership Lead.

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My Music Playlist In Honour Of Eddie Van Halen

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I guess I was a closet Van Halen fan. The news of Eddie Van Halen’s passing this week shook me more than I thought it… The post My Music Playlist In Honour Of Eddie Van Halen appeared first on Pontefract Group. Music Dan's Music Playlist Eddie Van Halen music

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DAN READS! LESSON #7: Command Clarity – LEAD. CARE. WIN. EXCERPT

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Watch Dan Pontefract read an excerpt of his 4th book, LEAD. There are 9 practical yet super helpful leadership lessons from Dan’s 4th… The post DAN READS! LESSON #7: Command Clarity – LEAD. EXCERPT appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership Lead.

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DAN READS! LESSON #9: Champion Others – LEAD. CARE. WIN. EXCERPT

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Watch Dan Pontefract read an excerpt of his 4th book, LEAD. There are 9 practical yet super helpful leadership lessons from Dan’s 4th… The post DAN READS! LESSON #9: Champion Others – LEAD. EXCERPT appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership Lead.

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WIN 1 OF 10 SIGNED COPIES OF LEAD. CARE. WIN.

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Dan’s 4th book, LEAD. How to Become a Leader Who Matters, publishes on September 29th. If you’d like to get your hands on a… The post WIN 1 OF 10 SIGNED COPIES OF LEAD. appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership

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DAN READS! LESSON #8: Commit to Balance – LEAD. CARE. WIN. EXCERPT

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Watch Dan Pontefract read an excerpt of his 4th book, LEAD. There are 9 practical yet super helpful leadership lessons from Dan’s 4th… The post DAN READS! LESSON #8: Commit to Balance – LEAD. EXCERPT appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership Lead.

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It’s Not The New Normal. Think Of It As The Great Reset.

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During the week of April 20, I hosted 40 thinkers, authors, leaders, and keynote speakers from around the world at a virtual leadership event called “Speak Aid.” ” We raised $33,000 … Continue reading "It’s Not The New Normal. Think Of It As The Great Reset.". The post It’s Not The New Normal. Think Of It As The Great Reset. appeared first on Dan Pontefract. leadership Purpose George Floyd Lead. new normal The Great Reset

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The Nonsense That Is Apple’s New Work From Home Video Ad

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I had to watch Apple’s latest “work from home” video several times to see if I was missing something. In the end, I determined that the video is a giant … Continue reading "The Nonsense That Is Apple’s New Work From Home Video Ad".

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An Open Letter To The CEOs Of High Tech And Telecom Regarding COVID-19

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To the CEOs of companies such as Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Intel, IBM, Oracle, AT&T, Verizon, TELUS, Rogers, Bell, BT and Telstra, I have a request. Gather your c-suite. Ask … Continue reading "An Open Letter To The CEOs Of High Tech And Telecom Regarding COVID-19". The post An Open Letter To The CEOs Of High Tech And Telecom Regarding COVID-19 appeared first on Dan Pontefract. CEO leadership COVID-19 high-tech leaders telecom

How To Lead Remote Employees In The Wake Of COVID-19

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As of this writing, the World Health Organization (WHO) hasn’t declared COVID-19 (aka: coronavirus) a pandemic, but the likelihood grows by the hour. Whether or not it receives such a … Continue reading "How To Lead Remote Employees In The Wake Of COVID-19". The post How To Lead Remote Employees In The Wake Of COVID-19 appeared first on Dan Pontefract. leadership remote leadership virtual leadership

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Dan Reads! Lesson #3: Stay Present – LEAD. CARE. WIN. Excerpt

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Watch Dan Pontefract read an excerpt of his 4th book, LEAD. There are 9 practical yet super helpful leadership lessons from Dan’s 4th… The post Dan Reads! Lesson #3: Stay Present – LEAD. Excerpt appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership

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The Incongruity Of Facebook’s So-Called Core Values

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Founded in 2004, Facebook went public a mere eight years later on May 18, 2012. At the time of this writing, the market cap of Facebook was $661 billion. It … Continue reading "The Incongruity Of Facebook’s So-Called Core Values". The post The Incongruity Of Facebook’s So-Called Core Values appeared first on Dan Pontefract. facebook leadership Uncategorized Zuckerberg

Dan Reads! Lesson #1: Be Relatable – LEAD. CARE. WIN. Excerpt

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Dan reads from Chapter 1 of LEAD. his 4th book. The post Dan Reads! Lesson #1: Be Relatable – LEAD. Excerpt appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership

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Ask Dan: What Is The Right Leadership Balance Between Short-Term Crises And Our Long-Term Vision?

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Q: As leaders, how do we strike the right balance between providing the long-term vision for where we are going with the short-term immediacy of the crisis at hand? Isn’t that … Continue reading "Ask Dan: What Is The Right Leadership Balance Between Short-Term Crises And Our Long-Term Vision?". The post Ask Dan: What Is The Right Leadership Balance Between Short-Term Crises And Our Long-Term Vision? appeared first on Dan Pontefract. leadership

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My Interview With Paul Jarvis, Author Of “Company Of One”

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I recently left the corporate world. After working roughly 20 years in mega-large companies with revenues in the billions I am now a company of one. It’s me and only … Continue reading "My Interview With Paul Jarvis, Author Of “Company Of One”". The post My Interview With Paul Jarvis, Author Of “Company Of One” appeared first on Dan Pontefract. Business capitalism Culture Company Of One Paul Jarvis

Announcing Three Free Virtual Book Launch Events for LEAD. CARE. WIN.

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Given the chances of a face-to-face book and speaking tour in 2020 for LEAD. is as likely as me growing a full head of hair again, I am … Continue reading "Announcing Three Free Virtual Book Launch Events for LEAD. WIN.". The post Announcing Three Free Virtual Book Launch Events for LEAD. appeared first on Dan Pontefract. leadership Lead.

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TELUS CEO Darren Entwistle Demonstrates How Companies Can Operate With Purpose

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Darren Entwistle joined TELUS in 2000 as President and CEO. TELUS is a Canadian technology company that provides a wide range of telecommunications products and services in addition to digital … Continue reading "TELUS CEO Darren Entwistle Demonstrates How Companies Can Operate With Purpose". The post TELUS CEO Darren Entwistle Demonstrates How Companies Can Operate With Purpose appeared first on Dan Pontefract. leadership Purpose purpose stakeholder capitalism TELUS

An Apology To Public Enemy’s Chuck D

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I do not pretend to understand, but ever since I was a teenager, I’ve tried my best to fathom the pain to be a supporting agent of assistance. In hindsight, … Continue reading "An Apology To Public Enemy’s Chuck D". The post An Apology To Public Enemy’s Chuck D appeared first on Dan Pontefract. leadership Chuck D Public Enemy racism

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Since 2008 I’ve Worked From Home. Here Are 5 Helpful Tips.

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I spent ten years at TELUS as a team member, leader and executive. I was a mobile worker the entire time. I worked from the road, a TELUS office, hotels, the … Continue reading "Since 2008 I’ve Worked From Home. Here Are 5 Helpful Tips.". The post Since 2008 I’ve Worked From Home. Here Are 5 Helpful Tips. appeared first on Dan Pontefract. flexible work remote work working from home

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Announcing My Free (or by donation) Remote Leadership Toolkit

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Since 2002 I’ve led teams and people located across the globe. Since 2008 I’ve been a mobile worker, which means I work half the time from the comforts of my … Continue reading "Announcing My Free (or by donation) Remote Leadership Toolkit". The post Announcing My Free (or by donation) Remote Leadership Toolkit appeared first on Dan Pontefract. flexible work leadership remote work remote leadership remote working

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Announcing My Free (or chip in!) Basics On Working From Home Toolkit

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You may recall that I launched a REMOTE LEADERSHIP TOOLKIT on March 16. There have been over 3,000 downloads thus far. Glad I could help somehow in this the age … Continue reading "Announcing My Free (or chip in!) Basics On Working From Home Toolkit". The post Announcing My Free (or chip in!) Basics On Working From Home Toolkit appeared first on Dan Pontefract. employees flexible work basics remote working toolkit

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Book Review: The Good Fight

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Conflict is a natural part of life. It happens at home, in the community, and of course in our place of work. So why is. Dan's Related Posts: Why I Love Netflix’s Decision-Making Culture. When Power Overthrows Common Sense. Did Zappos Just Ruin Their Culture Or Is It A Brilliant Org Redesign? Three Tough Questions Answered About Purpose. Try Implementing Flexible Work Options to Increase Employee Engagement.

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The Noble Acts Of Compassion From Bianca Andreescu And Naomi Osaka

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Bianca Andreescu recently won the 2019 Women’s US Open. It was an epic win, one that almost 3.5 million people in Canada watched live on TV. Hers is a story … Continue reading "The Noble Acts Of Compassion From Bianca Andreescu And Naomi Osaka". The post The Noble Acts Of Compassion From Bianca Andreescu And Naomi Osaka appeared first on Dan Pontefract. leadership Bianca Andreescu compassion empathy Naomi Osaka Tennis

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Tiger Woods: What An Incredible Story Of Resilience

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I found myself teary-eyed after the 2019 Masters golf tournament. Tiger Woods won his fifth green jacket and fifteenth major golf tournament. I, on the. Dan's Related Posts: Podcast: How Do You Want To Be Known When You Leave The Room? What John Lennon Taught Me About Thinking. Leisure. Who Am I? Who I Am. Taylor Swift and Apple Demonstrate How You Work Things Out In The Open. Thanks for reading. visit the original at [link].

Five Learning Moments After a Year Working For Myself

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Today in Ottawa I delivered my 33rd and final keynote of 2019. What a thrill it has been to share my thoughts on leadership, purpose, open thinking and employee engagement to roughly … Continue reading "Five Learning Moments After a Year Working For Myself". The post Five Learning Moments After a Year Working For Myself appeared first on Dan Pontefract. book 2019 review The Pontefract Group

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The Untapped Potential Of The Middle Manager

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: How would you feel if your publicly traded organization were able to improve its stock market returns by 7.6% annually? And what if it came. Dan's Related Posts: Purpose-Driven Companies Outperform The Financial Markets By 42 Percent. The Lost Trust Of Millennials With Big Business. $6

Speak Aid 2020 (a free virtual leadership conference) Is Now Open For Public Registration

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I’m so excited to let you know that Speak Aid 2020 is now open for public registration. 34 world-class speakers have waived their fees to deliver a series of free … Continue reading "Speak Aid 2020 (a free virtual leadership conference) Is Now Open For Public Registration". The post Speak Aid 2020 (a free virtual leadership conference) Is Now Open For Public Registration appeared first on Dan Pontefract. Speak Aid 2020 speaking conference leadership speakaid2020

My Big Beef With The Term “Soft Skills”

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: There is no such thing as "soft skills." Why do companies keep using the term? Dan's Related Posts: LinkedIn Skills – Useful or Useless? Docking Employee Pay to Improve Their Skills is Dubious if not Dumb. For every fall there is a spring in our step. My Definition of Work and an Update on Book Two. Our Three Young Children Blog … Here’s Why. Thanks for reading. visit the original at [link].

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I See You (a poem for a pandemic)

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I See You (a poem for a pandemic) I see you in the shadows of night, On the balconies and terraces, Singing a tune while shining your light. I … Continue reading "I See You (a poem for a pandemic)". The post I See You (a poem for a pandemic) appeared first on Dan Pontefract. poetry pandemic poem

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A&W Chose Purpose. I Chose It For Dinner.

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: You probably eat fast food. Many people do so daily. According to a CDC report, almost 40% of Americans consume fast food on a daily basis. Dan's Related Posts: My Long Weekend Of Hope And Inspiration. What I Learned From My Daughter About Decision Making. Technology Was Supposed To Save Us. It Hasn’t. The Lost Trust Of Millennials With Big Business. Can We Truly Be Happy At Work? Thanks for reading.

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Big News! I’m Leaving TELUS (sorta) And Going Solo

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Just a few weeks ago I passed my 10-year service anniversary at TELUS. What a blast. What a decade. I remember working with some team. Dan's Related Posts: Fifteen Years After My MBA. My Next Role Is … Sheri Quit Her Job And Regained Her Purpose Sweet Spot. Three Tough Questions Answered About Purpose. Download Chapter 1 of “The Purpose Effect” For Free. Thanks for reading. visit the original at [link].

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Qantas Airways CEO Delivers A Great Example Of Love-Based Leadership

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Irishman Alan Joyce is the CEO of Qantas Airways, the $16 billion company headquartered in Sydney, Australia. For more than ten years as CEO, Joyce. Dan's Related Posts: Lessons In Culture From United Airlines. This IBM Employee Quit Her Job. I Commend Her For Doing So. $6 6 trillion In Assets And This CEO Says Purpose Is The Company’s Fundamental… For The Love Of. Isn’t CEO Activism Simply Doing What’s Right?

Employees Have Become So Busy They Have Given Up On Learning

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: In today’s organization, speed has become a weapon against learning. Time to market, time to innovate, and time to exploit are now bullets in the. Dan's Related Posts: Docking Employee Pay to Improve Their Skills is Dubious if not Dumb. Q&A on the Future of Social, Mobile and eLearning. Dear CEO. Artificial Intelligence Might Help Both Employees And Employers. Evolution of the Chief Learning Officer. Thanks for reading.

This High-Tech Company Is Using Artificial Intelligence To Hire, Fire And Promote Employees

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Ginni Rometty is CEO, president and chairman of IBM. She has held the top job since 2012. When she joined the company in 1981, total. Dan's Related Posts: This IBM Employee Quit Her Job. I Commend Her For Doing So. Docking Employee Pay to Improve Their Skills is Dubious if not Dumb. The Cognitive Era Is Cool But I’d Like To See The Human Era First. Artificial Intelligence Might Help Both Employees And Employers.

Boeing’s Attitude Reminds Us Of The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: A few weeks ago Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed, killing all 157 people on board. Ever since, the makers of the 737 MAX aircraft, Boeing, Dan's Related Posts: The Sorry State Of Wells Fargo Continues. Lessons In Culture From United Airlines. Purpose-Driven Companies Outperform The Financial Markets By 42 Percent. Corporate Social Responsibility Is Not Your Organization’s Purpose.