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Do you want to help create a world where people are passionate about their work, inspirational leadership helps team members realize their greatness, and capitalism thrives while serving the highest causes? Me too. The working on purpose program is a thought leadership engine that enlightens and inspires listeners with insights from elite business leaders and novel subject matter experts. Together, we’re working on purpose to steward the future of work and business to elevate us all.

Do you want to help create a world where people are passionate about their work, inspirational leadership helps team members realize their greatness, and capitalism thrives while serving the highest causes? Me too. The working on purpose program is a thought leadership engine that enlightens and inspires listeners with insights from elite business leaders and novel subject matter experts. Together, we’re working on purpose to steward the future of work and business to elevate us all.

Location:

Tempe, AZ

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Do you want to help create a world where people are passionate about their work, inspirational leadership helps team members realize their greatness, and capitalism thrives while serving the highest causes? Me too. The working on purpose program is a thought leadership engine that enlightens and inspires listeners with insights from elite business leaders and novel subject matter experts. Together, we’re working on purpose to steward the future of work and business to elevate us all.

Twitter:

@alisecortez

Language:

English

Contact:

PO Box 140641 Dallas, TX 75214


Episodes

Unleashing the Desire to Learn

1/20/2021
When John Baker was considering what to do for work, he asked himself, what’s the most important problem in the world I can help solve. The answer was how people learn, which led to founding D2L 20 years ago. Today, he’s out to upskill the workplace to raise the talents of humans working alongside technology and work strategically to re-start the economy in the pandemic era.

Duration:00:49:23

Employee Recognition to Drive Fulfillment and Engagement

1/13/2021
The power of a sincere “thank you”: Priceless. Everyone wants to know they matter and the work they do makes a difference. What if all your leaders could show they care for their team members? And what if you had a way to systematize appreciation across your entire organization, with everyone being able to express their gratitude for others? Learn how employee recognition can be implemented, scaled and unleashed to power engagement, connection and retention.

Duration:00:50:51

Practicing Creativity for Collective Purpose

1/6/2021
We can learn surprising things about ourselves when we practice creativity. We learn about our own biases, limitations, and fantasies, among many other useful aspects. Organizations can also solve business problems with collaborative creativity. And when individuals come together to collaborate creatively, there is a transfer of energy and a nurturing intellectual intimacy that not only gels the team but also provides tremendous fulfillment to each person contributing. Practicing...

Duration:00:51:50

Are You a Leader Worth Following?

12/30/2020
Whether you’re a seasoned leader or just getting started in the role, there’s a good bet there are aspects of your leadership that can be strengthened when you do the hard work on yourself. After all, an unexamined life is simply not worth following and at its worst can be incredibly destructive to the followers left in their wake. In this episode with 20-year leadership veteran Tim Spiker, we learn about effective leadership that is “inwardly sound” and “others focused.” Tim founded Aperio,...

Duration:00:51:05

Josh Spodek: Bringing Your Passions to Life

12/23/2020
Where have all the entrepreneurs gone? We seem to be producing less of them each year. Josh Spodek says this is due in part our educational system that teaches compliance at the expense of pursuing interests and passions in learning. He’s out to teach people to take initiative and pursue their passions all over their lives – and that entrepreneurship is available to virtually everyone. He’s our modern-day Galileo, with a PhD in Astro Physics and a heart for the environment, and is also on a...

Duration:00:50:09

Archetypes: For Unleashing Individuals, Companies and Cultures

12/16/2020
Archetypes provide individuals and companies a powerful way to access their own story, symbols, patterns and passions. When we know who we are at our core and have language to articulate it, our own essence thrives in the world and we derive strength, motivation and focus from living it. Using the power inherent in Archetypes, CultureTalk opens doors to a more conscious and positive way of interacting and communicating, helping people realize their greatest potential and organizations carry...

Duration:00:50:11

The Pull to Matter: Dasra’s Ripple Across India

12/9/2020
A couple of years into his first job at Morgan Stanley in New York, Deval Sanghavi realized he wanted to be in India, to focus on the lives of the many millions that live without dignity and equity. So the Texas-born investment banker packed up, came to Mumbai, and co-founded Dasra. Its very first workshop, for around 20 non-profit organizations working with children, was to support them in learning from each other – and this collaborative, learning philosophy remains central to how Dasra...

Duration:00:49:55

Activating Purpose Through the Life Stages

12/2/2020
Part one of a meaningful life is to become acquainted with one’s purpose; Part two is to put it into action through its helpful expression and service to others. Pursuing purpose is our ultimate life nourishment and is well worth the journey to steward it along over the course of our lives. Drawing from the experiences of 30 careers and a lifetime of study and inquiry, Dr. Holly Woods has learned to help people discover purpose across their development stages and reformulate their businesses...

Duration:00:49:43

COVID-19: Cascading Change in Life and Work

11/25/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be the great shake-up force in companies across the world. Pivoting as a company operating in these times and supporting employees in a virtual environment has elicited many necessary changes in human capital practices. In this episode, we listen in as a young start-up company shares its lessons learned and approach to pivoting operations to support the needs of a vastly changed workforce and pave the way for a vibrant future.

Duration:00:49:20

Serviam Investors: Powering Conscious and Purpose-Driven Business

11/18/2020
A conscious purpose-driven business deserves an investor that is here to liberate it to fulfill its purpose. Traditional financial services, capital markets, and investors are not aligned and thus, able, to support the needs and purposes of these types of businesses. Traditional financial firms and investors seek to maximize financial return and in doing so, constrain, control and restrict these purposeful conscious businesses from operating with a long-term perspective. In this episode, we...

Duration:00:50:33

Teaching Business Owners to Play to be Different, Not to Win

11/11/2020
Howard Shore is on a mission to impact 500,000 people. And he wants to do so by helping business owners create businesses that are not “about me,” but rather out to change the world. He revels in helping companies and leaders play not to win but to be “different.” To achieve remarkable results, business owners need to learn how to run better, faster “circles” and infuse at least one of his four purpose movements within the business model.

Duration:00:50:52

The Renaissance Woman Helping People Work from Purpose

11/4/2020
What would it take for you to step out of your comfort and into the challenge of transforming to your best and highest self? The journey is well worth the work, and along the way you just might discover your purpose. People who live from their purpose are incredibly fulfilled as they positively impact the lives of countless people. They know their lives matter and each moment is precious - there is profound fulfillment in serving the world with your gifts. The world needs more of you,...

Duration:00:49:21

The Innovation Ultimatum that is Reshaping Business

10/28/2020
Business will experience more change in the next 10 years than it has in the last 40. Every business will become a technology company, and every business will become a data company. Investments in information technology will be a strategic imperative for every organization. The gap between companies that invest, and those that lag, will widen dramatically in the 2020s. Artificial intelligence, the internet of things, automated machines, blockchain, augmented reality, and 5G networks hold...

Duration:00:49:52

Essence Mining Alise Cortez’s Path to Purpose

10/21/2020
The tables are turned in this episode as Alise Cortez, Host of Working on Purpose radio, is interviewed through the “essence mining” method by Danny Gutknecht. He teases out what matters most to her and surfaces her path to purpose and how it is expressed through the work she does. We learn her surprising career aspiration from her youth that thankfully got directed to a more, shall we say, suitable representation and expression in who she has become and how she uses her talents in the world.

Duration:00:50:55

Caring for Your Living Organization

10/14/2020
A paradigm shift in business is urgently needed, especially on the heels of the pandemic that has served as a major wakeup call and has helped us understand the inextricability of environmental context in operational health. Having a static purpose statement is wholly insufficient to steward an organization to vibrancy. Instead, we need leaders who recognize that the organizations they lead are living, breathing, and growing organisms that must be cultivated to become agile, fluid, and...

Duration:00:50:29

Developing an Elite Mindset - Go All In

10/7/2020
Living to our fullest potential takes energy and effort, along with a strong and focused mindset. You’ll need to summon passion, perseverance and then, just get TO it. When you “Go All In” you give your very best. When you give everything you’ve got to make the world a better place, you are living up to your true potential. No matter what you’re working on, get to it and “Go All In.”

Duration:00:49:46

Beyond Money: Selling with Noble Purpose

9/30/2020
Don’t let anyone tell you that you have to choose between making money and making a difference. Salespeople who genuinely understand how they can make a difference to customers outsell those who only focus on internal targets and quotas. In an era where organizations often believe that money is the primary way to motivate salespeople, Selling with Noble Purpose offers and exciting and sustainable alternative.

Addressing the Leadership Crisis with Bob Chapman

9/23/2020
Bob Chapman has had a series of arresting insights that have completely changed the way he builds his businesses and his approach to leadership. He’s come to realize there is a leadership crisis in the world that stems from not giving leaders the skills and courage to care for those they have the privilege to lead. It starts with helping leaders to see each team member as someone’s precious child and engaging them through the transformative power of empathetic listening. Contrast that view...

LeaderQuips: Bite-Sized Lessons for Impact

9/16/2020
Having studied and practiced leadership for 30 years, Jeff Lovejoy is on a mission to package and share everything he’s learned. And he’s doing so in digestible “bite-sized” or “jellybean-sized” chunks called “quips.” This episode surveys some of the more salient points he believes are especially important to lead and motivate people in today’s purpose economy and pandemic times.

Level Up in Life through Strengths and Competencies to Reach Your Goals

9/9/2020
Michael Oster has discovered a way to help high achievers “level up” in life. He’s created a framework that teaches people to harness competency-strengths combinations as “weapons of construction” to make progress on any issue in life. Being defined by competencies, and informed by strengths, we are able to accomplish our goals more efficiently. And happily, the more we accomplish, the greater our motivation to reach for more.

Duration:00:46:41