We all want to thrive and I believe when we figure out the relationship between contemplation and action, and implement a strategy to live in that tension, we can each truly flourish.
Better Good Group, in partnership with Starbucks and the Schultz Foundation, is leading a group of 50 companies in an initiative called Opportunity Youth, with the goal of providing employment opportunities for 100,000 youth across the country.
Metrics drive behavior. The key performance indicators an organization uses to measure success, will inevitably become a guiding force for conduct. For-profit companies exist in constant accountability to the market, while not-for-profit organizations have their own set of metric and behavior challenges due—at least in part—to a lack of economic accountability.
Better Good Group has had the opportunity to coach a handful of executive leaders over the last year, and each experience has been unique. One of the tools used during coaching sessions is inspired by Aristotle's principle of The Three Persuasions. He famously stated, “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”
While 2017 has been a year of growth for Better Good Group, it’s also been a year of clarity. Through our Partnership Statement, we’ve established clarity around who we work with, and frankly, who we won’t.
I’ve never been able to expand my spirit of gratitude by willing it into being. We can’t shame ourselves into genuine gratitude. Those ideas are incongruous. In my experience gratitude follows perspective, and its enemy is comparison.
What leadership potential and capacity is going undeveloped and untapped on our teams because we are caught in too narrow a definition of leadership?
If each of us implemented these three simple practices on a consistent basis, our people would love their jobs more and produce better work.
How Better Good Group came to be, plus 5 important lessons learned through more than 100 informational interviews.