Today at the round table of purpose and impact, we are joined by Randy Hawthorne and Graham Pansing Brooks to talk all things Launch Leadership. Randy, the executive director of Launch, has been involved in the organization for years and watched it grow from a student council organization to a comprehensive summer leadership workshop. The key tenet of Launch is that every student has the potential to be great leader in their own way—Launch provides them the skills and tools to put their leadership in action. This week, we discuss the power of developing leadership from a young age to build a stronger, more purposeful future. This episode was recorded on February 3, 2020. Visit launchleadership.org for updates on their summer programming.
Throughout the last decade, a significant movement has become more prevalent within the business world. An initiative that places a greater emphasis on people over profit; more organizations are embracing their passion for impact in an effort to leave the world in a better state from which they found it. Entities such as Ben and Jerry’s, Tom’s Shoes, Warby Parker, Patagonia, and many more are thriving with purpose at the wheel. What implications does this hold for marketplace opportunity? What internal and external challenges do these companies face when shifting their primary trajectory towards doing good in the world? Is there merit in the common stigma of organizations needing to be a nonprofit to place focus on impact and change? These and questions of the same vein are what Graham and Andrew seek to uncover. By sitting with entrepreneurs, founders, CEOs, executives, and visionaries who are walking the walk, the two have the opportunity to seek out how this movement is changing the way business is being done across the globe.
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S02E03 – 12 Habits of Authentic Leaders
In this week's episode of ROI of Why, Graham and Drew link up with JD Messinger to discuss the 12 Habits of Authentic Leaders. Jonathan D. (JD)...