Positive change is the ‘why’ for your thoughts

Thought leaders must generate conversations. Conversations must generate action. Actions must generate positive change This seems simple but whether it’s in business, social services or even politics, it provides a basic rule of thumb for what “thought leaders” should be striving for. Ideas are great, action has to follow but positive change is what it’sContinue reading “Positive change is the ‘why’ for your thoughts”

Be a storyteller

I recently attended a social media/digital marketing seminar for NFP and social enterprise. Tyler Riewer came out with the great question while talking about telling stories. Are storytellers really just sales people, and if so, is this a bad thing? I often think that many purposeful organisations, especially NFPs, see ‘selling’ as a dirty word.Continue reading “Be a storyteller”

A bit of cynicism is fine but don’t dismiss the awesome reality

Someone commented on LinkedIn that purpose at work is just a con – a way that profit hunger managers and owners can get their staff more engaged, simply so they can earn even more profit. Owning a business called The Optimistic Cynic, I totally understand the point they’re trying to make here. There will beContinue reading “A bit of cynicism is fine but don’t dismiss the awesome reality”

Finally – my money follows my mouth

Well I’ve finally put my money where my mouth is – and it’s fair enough to say “about time”. I have often spread the message about the great work being done by Duffle & Co. A social enterprise that is competing on the quality of their products as well as their purpose. They provide incomeContinue reading “Finally – my money follows my mouth”

Feed-back on Touch Point

With everything in lockdown, people have turned to reading so I thought I’d quickly share some of the feedback of received on Touch Point, seven business strategies for a better world. “This type of thinking should be taught at university.” “Great ideas, the danger is middle managers play power games by interfering with the messagesContinue reading “Feed-back on Touch Point”

Having a purpose vs being purposeful

2019 seemed like the year of talking about organizational purpose. 2020 will be the year for *practicing* it. Forbes published an interesting article highlighting some work from Zach Mercurio around closing the gap between the idea of purpose and the practice of purposefulness He says “we have to help employees make meaning. In today’s complexContinue reading “Having a purpose vs being purposeful”