Leading with Purpose
Today, knowledge workers are seeking to find meaning in their lives and purpose in their work. With this new generation of employees who are as interested in purpose as in profit, it is imperative that we revisit management schemes—top-down work assignment, the annual review, strict clock-punching work hours, and inflexible vacation policies—and recognize their negative effects on individual morale and team productivity. As leaders, it is time we recognize and own our responsibility in these counterproductive techniques and boldly move into the future with radical alternatives. With organizations as diverse as Virgin, LinkedIn, The Motley Fool, and Zappos revolutionizing management, it is now time for us to undergo personal transformations and to lead as well as we manage. Join Sanjiv Augustine to learn how to create the space for a results-focused workplace with a flatter organizational structure, work-anywhere flexibility, participatory profit sharing, and delegated hiring and firing. Explore the new leadership journey, with its fears, challenges and tribulations; as well as its joys, triumphs, and unassailable business results.