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Bob Kelleher

Bob Kelleher is an award-winning author, thought leader, keynote speaker, and consultant, who travels the globe sharing his insights on employee engagement, leadership and workforce trends. His newest book, Creativeship – A Novel for Evolving Leaders (BLKB Publishing, October 2012), tackles corporate malaise in a thought-provoking narrative which follows newly retired management consultant, Joe Daniels, in an exploration of what’s missing in business today. He is the founder of the Employee Engagement Group, a global consulting firm that works with leadership teams to implement best-in-class leadership and employee engagement programs, workshops and surveys. He can be reached at rkelleher@employeeengagement.com.

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Your Company Needs a Purpose

by
Bob Kelleher
Nov 23, 2012, 5:52 am ET

How can leaders build sustainable cultures and business models? What has the collapse of industry leaders such as Enron, WorldCom, and Arthur Andersen taught us about what happens when firms become so singularly focused on profit that they lose their moral compass and forget their greater purpose? Why are traditional definitions of leadership stale and ineffective?

Engagement is still the secret sauce that sets leading companies apart. However, employee engagement, profit, growth, client satisfaction, and even solid leadership by themselves are not sustainable. They are all outcomes of something bigger.

Sustainability is driven by what I call Creativeship. Let me explain. keep reading…