Springtime and renewal are synonymous. We are in the midst of a corporate Spring in America. Companies are stepping up to their shared sense of responsibility for the positive impact they can make in the world. Enlightened leaders are re-thinking how they can make life better for all stakeholders and believe the long term impact is greater profitability.
An enlightened strategic leader has a lot to think about. Seriously changing how the organization can positively impact the health and well being of planet earth is often one priority that is on the “nice to think about but not critical” list. Thankfully, this mindset is changing rapidly. But it’s not easy.
Interview with Dick Gochnauer, Retired CEO, United Stationers, Inc. Dick attributes much of the company’s success to crafting a powerful purpose for the company that engaged all stakeholders. The motivation, commitment, and creativity that resulted from the effort has left United Stationers, now Essendant, in a strong position to continue as the dominant player in office products distribution.
An Interview with Rob Reindl, the recently retired head of H.R. for Edwards Life Sciences. Rob and Doug discuss the value of Trust in leadership. Trust is complex, but it can be broken down into four simple habits that, if practiced regularly, will raise your “trust meter” significantly whether you are the leader or the one who chooses to follow.