Running on Purpose: Winning Olympic Gold, Advancing Corporate Leadership and Creating Sustainable Value

Running on Purpose: Winning Olympic Gold, Advancing Corporate Leadership and Creating Sustainable Value


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Charlie Moore never broke his stride after winning an Olympic gold medal in Helsinki in 1952. His professional life achievements feature notable accomplishments in business as well as successful leadership roles in college athletics, the arts, and, ultimately, in corporate philanthropy. At every twist is a consummate change-agent enjoying the moving of mountains and celebrating a freedom that comes from personal conviction and belief in others.

In Running on Purpose, Moore has delivered a work that is not just a career memoir or an inspirational business book; it also champions family, resilience, persistence, the drive for results, strong communication, and other traits that can, and should, guide our personal and professional lives. Never one to stop moving, Moore further succeeds in elevating these experiences to a blueprint for societal change that pragmatically intertwines family, business, and the innovative spark that drives us all.

Here is a book passionately written for individuals willing to sprint to the finish line for things they believe in. It is a fitting companion to the principled person who leads with vision, perhaps moves among influential titans, and believes that traditional pathways must often be ignored in order to discover his or her truest potential.

Throughout are wonderful vignettes with notable figures of Olympics , business and culture including President Eisenhower, George Steinbrenner, Paul Newman and Roger Bannister.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998371016
Publisher: Charles H. Moore
Publication date: 03/21/2017
Series: N/A
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Charles Moore currently serves as Chairman of the Institute for Sustainable Value Creation, having served as executive director of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) since the organization's founding in 1999, until February 2013. From 1994-1999, he was Director of Athletics at Cornell University. Prior to that, Charles was president and CEO of a number of multinational manufacturing companies, served as managing director of Peers & Co. (investment banking), CEO of Peers Management Resources, Inc. (management consulting) and vice chairman of Advisory Capital Partners, Inc. (investment advising). Charles is a former member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and a National Board alumni member of the Smithsonian Institution. From 1992-2000, he was Public Sector Director of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and chairman of that organization's audit committee. He also served as chairman of the USOC's 2012 Bid City Evaluation Task Force.CR Magazine recognized him as the Non-Profit & NGO CEO of the Year in 2008 and with its Lifetime Achievement in Philanthropy award in 2013. Charles won a gold medal and set the record in the 400m hurdles in the 1952 Summer Olympics. He finished second in Sullivan Award balloting for top U.S. amateur athlete in 1952, and was selected as one of "100 Golden Olympians" in 1996. He is a 1947 graduate of Mercersburg Academy and a 1951 BME graduate of Cornell University.

James Cockerille is an identity consultant with more than twenty years of worldwide experience. Stressing a principles-first approach, he works regularly with executive leaders on issues of integration, organizing for action, and defining the purpose of their organizations. He has held strategy leadership roles with Landor, Interbrand, and most recently as global strategic lead at FutureBrand. James is based in New York City, where he worked with Charles Moore, Jr., to reposition CECP and develop the Institute for Sustainable Value Creation. He holds a BFA with honors in design with a minor in ethics from Carnegie Mellon University.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Richard Edelman, President and CEO of Edelman

Introduction: Why This Book?

1. The Race of a Lifetime

An extraordinary culmination of efforts and the archetype of focused pursuit

2. A Pursuit Mindset

The art of minimizing the hesitation that invites doubt, inertia, and complication

3. Into the First Turn

Progressing from places of comfort to those of potential

4. Where It All Began

A life irrevocably shaped by places, characters, and experiences

5. Higher Learning

Learning to set goals and finding ways to meet them

6. Building a Family

A critical support and the basis of integrity and resiliency

7. Corporate Turnarounds

Navigating change and embracing diverse schools of thought

8. Academia and Athletics

Merging idealistic and community motivations with existing skills

9. Bringing the Arts into Business

Coming to understand the more subtle concerns of business values

10. The Power of the Network

Celebrating select lifelong relationships

11. Driving Corporate Charity to Impact

Working with business leaders to bring about lasting social change

12. My Call to Action: the License to Lead

How to work more consciously and intelligently toward sustainable value creation



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