As a leader, it’s important to understand the nature of your impact on the world. For better and worse, you are affecting your people, and, collectively, you are all affecting communities and lives beyond your organization’s walls. No need to wait until some unintended consequence or difficulty makes you take stock of how your leadership is touching the world. Better to make that awareness a part of your day-to-day. Take it seriously, and it can lead you to discover where creating value and responsible global citizenship coincide.
- At your organization’s best—and at its worst—how are you touching the lives of others?
- What opportunities do you see in your own leadership to have a more positive impact on your colleagues, clients, and the world overall?
- What support do you need to hold yourself and your organization accountable to implement those changes?
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