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The Purpose Movement

I’ve been following the brand purpose discussion for a few years. So, while the discussion around purpose isn’t new, there have been some significant business shifts recently that are elevating the conversation around brand purpose and building momentum behind the purpose movement.  … Continue reading “The Purpose Movement”

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Business Roundtable on Purpose

The Business Roundtable, a non-profit comprised of the CEOs of some of the country’s largest companies, recently issued a Statement on the Purpose of Business, asking companies to move from a long-standing stockholder-first definition of business to a stakeholder view. The … Continue reading “Business Roundtable on Purpose”

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Chief Purpose Officer

CEOs and business owners wear a lot of hats. There’s no question. Now we are adding one more: Chief Purpose Officer. Lately, I’ve noticed the profound importance of having a founder or chief executive fully engaged in the process of … Continue reading “Chief Purpose Officer”

Purpose Connects People and Process

Inspiring People and Process

Several years ago, I was putting together a presentation about communications and culture and had the realization that purpose is a connection point between culture and operations. This idea has stuck with me ever since. Working with my clients, I’m now … Continue reading “Inspiring People and Process”

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The Secret to Better Decision-Making

How do you make business decisions? How do you know the right next move? What about your employees? How do they know? One of the less measurable but most impactful benefits of brand purpose is critical decision-making. In a survey of … Continue reading “The Secret to Better Decision-Making”

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Selling Your Purpose

If you’re in business, you’re in sales. It’s true. Everyone in your organization is selling your business all the time. Yet, if you ask them, most people will admit they hate sales.  I will be honest I fall into that … Continue reading “Selling Your Purpose”

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What media relations taught me about brand purpose

Before starting my business, I spent part of my career at PR agencies focusing on media relations. Not all PR professionals enjoy media relations, but I loved it. However, it wasn’t until recently that I realized what years of media … Continue reading “What media relations taught me about brand purpose”