Research & Ideas

Purpose: The Antidote to Uncertainty

“A leader’s first order of business is to be a trumpet of clear sound.” – Drucker Today we hear more and more about the importance of finding purpose, both in ourselves as well as in the collective of an organization.  Our research shows that purpose helps inspire, uncover meaning and engage colleagues.  Furthermore, purpose breaks […]

If you want to improve performance, start with trust!

TRUST is a powerful enabler for creating a highly unified and successful team.  In fact, its arguably the #1 enabler.  And what’s an obvious indicator of trust?  The quality of our interpersonal relationships.  So, if we want to improve the performance of our team, we need to solve for this variable. Quite simply, we’re talking […]

Where do you reside?

AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL, WE NEED CORPORATE LEADERS TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE AIM OF BUSINESS IS NOT ONLY PROFIT BUT ALSO HIGHER SOCIETAL PURPOSE AND THAT WITH THESE TWO TOGETHER, WE CAN REINVENT CAPITALISM.  AND SO, WE ARE in the middle of a PARADIGM SHIFT as it relates to management, leadership and organizational design, evident […]

Top Business Challenge: Attracting and retaining the best, brightest talent

A recent LinkedIn Survey revealed that purpose-oriented employees perform better, stay longer and are more fulfilled, which results in positive, healthy growth for the organization. However, many companies are still missing this mark. There continues to be a disconnect between how we align what employees seek to what companies provide. Causes Technology, agile models, expectations of […]

How to look at your organization through the lens of purpose

In this article we will explain how our performance system “management by missions” is a framework for activating purpose in your organization. There is so much being said about purpose in organizations today its hard digest, whether it’s an answer to better team alignment, engaged employees or meaning at work, there are no shortage of […]

Journey to Purpose

Intro: Understanding your purpose is a journey that requires you to truly understand yourself and the moments that help define you. Find out how you can start to discover yours…… Mark Twain, in a great quote says it best, “The two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the […]

The profit of creating a human centered organization.

Pick up any business publication these days and its quite likely you will see something on how companies are aiming to become more ‘human’. Surely, because we are realizing that it’s not only good for people, it’s also good for business. Numerous research papers attest to this result – human centeredness in organizations does generate […]

CEO discovers the secret to leading others

Case Study: CEO of a US automotive supplier discovers that leading others, first starts with leading oneself. INTRO: Like every company experiencing change,  strategic direction must be rethought and redefined. See how this automotive firm turned to DPMC to grow great leaders and activate purpose within their organization.  Joe was recently promoted to CEO of a fast-growing automotive supplier. He had been groomed for years to take the helm from the […]

Discover Your Individual Purpose

In our last blog, Bringing Purpose to Life , we highlighted six factors that are critical for instilling a sense of purpose within an organization, highlighting the importance of aligning corporate purpose with the personal values of the employees. As the idea of meaning at work continues to make its way into the corporate world, […]

Passion X Purpose

Passion  X  Purpose They are not the same thing.  You may hear people say “follow your passion”.  I don’t think that is particularly good advice.  I would say “discover your purpose!” Let’s put it this way… Passion is about something (I am so passionate about…). Yet our passions come and go as we move through life and […]