Michael Chavez

Good principles are hard to reach

Changing behaviors requires commitment, says Michael Chavez. What’s in a value? Not a lot, much of the time. The…

How to keep purpose alive at all levels of your organization

Michael Chavez and Sudhanshu Palsule explore why it’s important for leaders at all levels to continually define and…

The value of the chief purpose officer

This healthcare executive is setting an example for organizations everywhere. The C-suite is multiplying. In decades past, organizations…

Purpose perspectives from author Daniel Pink and HR executive Kevin Cox

We must align individual and organizational purpose. If you really want to see purpose in action, consider the…

Organizational purpose must be realistic

Aspirational, pie-in-the-sky corporate missions are inspiring. But in order to be successful, corporate purpose must also involve realistic…

The link between innovation and business purpose

The Zen Hospice’s Purpose Project. Two months ago, I came with a group of US financial executives for an…

Don’t be a purpose vampire

Dr Vivienne Ming taught me a valuable lesson: unfocused leadership can undermine corporate purpose and drain your team…

Dr Vivienne Ming on the secrets to purpose and self-actualization

Theoretical neuroscientist Dr Vivienne Ming and meta-learning expert knows that the key to robot-proofing ourselves and new generations…

How purpose will propel humanity to Mars

Dr Adriana Marais is relying on her sense of purpose to motivate her through her expected journey all…

How MailChimp’s purpose helps it empower small businesses

MailChimp’s purpose-driven business model has allowed the company both to empower small businesses and become a sector leader…

Look at your company’s core values to build purpose

Former McDonald’s US marketing chief Deborah Wahl knows that purpose is a powerful motivator for teams – but…

Focus on your customers and employees, and profit will follow

American Express’s Denise Pickett knows that purpose is a much more exciting motivator than strategy – and that…