So here’s the thing. We all play at these different roles we have. We get a job, and we play “professional”. We found a company, and we play “CEO”. We assume some self importance, some aura of authority, and feed an ego at some level with our level of importance.
But we all have mothers and fathers. Many of us have children. We live in communities. We walk on beaches or on riverbanks, in forests or in parks.
And rarely do we pause to realise that they are all part of the same thing.
That what we give anywhere is added to everywhere, and that what we extract from somewhere makes the world poorer everywhere.
They are all connected. So to bring purpose and values into business is to add to our collective whole, and to ignore them in business is at some level to pollute the community that we are interdependent with, and the environment that we are dependent on.
This is why I am somewhat obsessive about injecting values and purpose into business, and ensuring that a business is measured not only on its profitability (which *is* important), but also its investment in the people it has responsibility for (and who in turn have responsibility for it), and on its bigger contribution to creating a better world.
Will 2022 be another year of a strategy at best vaguely met? Of being a CEO unable to step back from the day-to-day to do the things your company needs to meet it's ambitions? Of having a purpose and values that don't directly connect to everything you do? We're looking for an intimate beta group of CEOs (10 to 40 employees) to join us on this upcoming webinar to talk through our Build on Purpose framework for making strategy, purpose and values happen.