3 reasons why purpose needs to be on the agenda of every enterprise

3 reasons why purpose needs to be on the agenda of every enterprise

A purpose is simply your reason for existing. Simply? Perhaps.

Much has been written and talked about when being purpose driven. In 2014 The Lancet published an article clearly linked a sense of purpose with people living longer. Organisations that have a purpose and live their purpose over-perform by as much as 80%.

But in a world of visions, missions, strategies, goals and objectives – do we have space for yet another chapter in our annual reports and shareholder meetings?

The short answer is yes, and here is why...

Using our hands to tell stories. (Or art therapy for beginners).

Using our hands to tell stories. (Or art therapy for beginners).

Expressing feelings for all but the most sophisticated wordsmiths is not easy and, there is a very simple reason for that. The part of our brain that houses our emotions does not have any language capabilities. In other ‘words’ it is near impossible to use ‘words’ to describe music, taste, smell and love. In fact, the only way we talk about these feelings is by using other ‘senses’ from the same palette, so we talk about love in terms of music, or we talk about smell in terms of food.

 

Play Hard. Work Better.

Play Hard. Work Better.

There is something wonderful and apparently completely illogical about baby sea lions – they have an insatiable appetite for play. They dive in and out of the surf, attack each other, play catch with sea urchins, chase fish. 

But here is the seemingly illogical part – baby sea lions who play die younger.

Six Steps to Becoming President of the USA (or what we can learn about what our people need)

Six Steps to Becoming President of the USA (or what we can learn about what our people need)

I was speaking at a conference a couple of weeks ago and upset a few people by suggesting that Trump would easily win the US elections. Easy to say that now of course. 

The reasons for Trump’s success will be discussed and written about ad infinitum but what it comes down to is very simple and very human. So here are five perspectives and six things you will need to do if you want to be President in four years time.

The Five Things Every Corporate Story Needs

The Five Things Every Corporate Story Needs

I have an old picture on the wall in my house. It’s a blown up photograph of the house just after it was built at the turn of the last century. We have a lot of lovely paintings and photographs on the walls but people are always drawn to this one. There is something intriguing and wonderful about capturing a glimpse of the past. In a world of innovation, there is something reassuring about history.