Ep. 76: Lead with love.

Nurturing an organizational culture in which work has meaning and connects to a purpose (beyond making money) has become a competitive advantage in the war for talent. Every stakeholder in the organization (customers, employees, shareholders) benefits from an inspiring, purpose-driven and engaging culture.

“Management is great if you want compliance, but if you want engagement, self-direction is better”, says Dan Pink.

To build the workplace of tomorrow, it’s become critical to empathize with and understand employees’ needs, motivations and aspirations; provide employees with the freedom and empowerment to define what their own experience should be.

As Robert Quinn and Anjan Thakor highlighted in recent HBR article, “purpose is not just a lofty ideal; it has practical implications for your company’s financial health and competitiveness. People who find meaning in their work don’t hoard their energy and dedication. They give them freely, defying conventional economic assumptions about self-interest. They grow rather than stagnate. They do more—and they do it better.”

Brian Mohr was a founding member of Jobing.com, one of the original online job boards, which he helped grow to over 350 employees and $38M in revenue over an 11-year period. He later became director of talent strategy & acquisition for P.F. Chang’s China Bistro and Pei Wei Asian Diner restaurants before joining forces with he co-founder, Max Hansen, to create the first purpose-based leadership search firm, Y Scouts.

Today with Brian we talk about:
– How talent attraction has changed and where it’s heading.
– How does Conscious Capitalism connect to building employee experiences that matter.
– Where to start to create a purpose-driven culture and transform your organization.
– We also talk about his first book “Hiring on Purpose – How the Y Scouts Method is Revolutionizing the Search for Leaders”.

Note: you can follow Brian on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Y Scouts on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

Use the code EXI_EXSummit for a 20% discount to register for the EX IMPACT conference in Orlando from February 27 to March 1, 2019, a 3-day event of dialogue around the strategies for increasing engagement and empowering employees to feel more connected to their work. If you want to send me feedback, suggestions for future topics or guests, you can reach me at svincent@exsummit.com or on Twitter @eX_Summit. 

If you want to send me feedback, suggestions for future topics or guests, you can reach me at svincent@exsummit.com or on Twitter @eX_Summit. 

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