Every human interaction is crucial. Every exchange can be mutually beneficial.
These 9 leadership lessons center on your willingness to improve how you treat people, a call for meaningful change to:
The bottom line is that when you care enough to champion others, the workplace becomes happily infectious and the organization benefits in more ways than one.
It’s time to care. Full potential is possible.
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About the Author
He is the best-selling author of three books: OPEN TO THINK, THE PURPOSE EFFECT and FLAT ARMY. Dan is a renowned speaker and has been asked to present at four different TED events. He also writes for Forbes and Harvard Business Review. Dan is an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria, Gustavson School of Business and has garnered more than 20 industry awards over his career. His favourite was “Dad of the Year” in 2013, although nepotism was in play.
His third book, OPEN TO THINK, was the 2019 getAbstract International Book of the Year winner, and it also received a 2019 Axiom Business Book Award in the Leadership category.
Previously as Chief Envisioner and Chief Learning Officer at TELUSa Canadian telecommunications company with revenues of over $14 billion and 50,000 global employeeshe launched the Transformation Office, the TELUS MBA, and the TELUS Leadership Philosophy, all award-winning initiatives that dramatically helped to increase the company’s employee engagement to record levels of nearly 90%. Prior to TELUS, he held senior roles at SAP, Business Objects and the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Dan’s personal declaration of purpose guides much of his thinking: We’re not here to see through each other; we’re here to see each other through.
Dan and his wife, Denise, have three children and live in Victoria, Canada. If you ever find yourself in Victoria, you’ll likely find Dan cycling in search of a locally brewed IPA beer. He may even buy you one.
You can reach Dan on Twitter @dpontefract, Instagram @dan.pontefract, Facebook @danpontefractauthor, LinkedIn @dan.pontefract or on his website at www.danpontefract.com
Table of Contents
Lesson 1 Be Relatable 1
Lesson 2 Play for Meaning 23
Lesson 3 Stay Present 41
Lesson 4 Remain Curious 63
Lesson 5 Embrace Change 85
Lesson 6 Dare to Share 105
Lesson 7 Command Clarity 121
Lesson 8 Commit to Balance 139
Lesson 9 Champion Others 161
Coda: Stand By Me 181
About the Author 201