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People of Purpose

Connecting people to their unique human experience through Purpose.

Mar 5, 2018

Ron Carucci is a best-selling author of 8 books, and popular contributor at Harvard Business Review and Forbes.  Ron is an expert on a number of topics, including the journey from start up to scale up of a young business, leading massive transformation in more mature organizations, advice on rising through an organization from middle management to executive leadership, and more.  Ron led a ten year longitudinal study on executive transition to find out why more than 50% of leaders fail within their first 18 months of appointment, and uncovering the four differentiating capabilities that set successful leaders apart. Those findings are highlighted in his ground breaking Amazon #1 book Rising To Power, co-authored with Eric Hansen.  These findings are also summarized by Ron in the popular HBR article and were selected by HBR as one of 2016’s “Ideas that mattered most”.
Ron Carucci is co-founder and managing partner at Navalent, working with CEOs and executives pursuing transformational change for their organizations, leaders, and industries.  He has a thirty year track record helping some of the world’s most influential executives tackle challenges of strategy, organization and leadership.  From start-ups to Fortune 10’s, turn-arounds to new markets and strategies, overhauling leadership and culture to re-designing for growth, he has worked in more than 25 countries on 4 continents.  In addition to being a regular contributor to HBR and Forbes, and has been featured in Fortune, CEO Magazine, BusinessInsider, MSNBC, Inc, Business Week, Smart Business, and thought leaders. Ron is also a 2-time TEDx speaker.
Listen as Ron and I talk about:
  • Specific aspects of change 
  • Why getting fired as an insider made Ron an expert outsider
  • advice to his younger self
  • How a leader can rise into power by never compromising integrity
  • Why being respected is so much more important than being popular
  • How to get respect from senior executives
  • How to effectively use your voice to get things done
  • His coffee mug technique to practice gratitude every morning
  • Why he understands the compulsions of his ego better as he ages
  • How a Ted Talk just after his brother’s desk gave him the perspective and gratitude needed to succeed
  • The role of the U.S. President and insights into what is great leadership at this level
  • Why millennials are the greatest social justice leaders in the history of the world
  • Why millennials are misunderstood and how they can succeed in today’s work culture
  • How building coalition is so important to create larger impact
  • How a leader should think about making hard choices
  • Why Ron is so enthusiastic about the rise of B corps (Benefit Corporations) 
  • How hiring himself a business coach propelled his career tremendously
  • Thoughts on the leadership of Steve Jobs
  • Thoughts on bridging the generational divide in leadership
  • Advice on how to develop your personal leadership regardless of age or status
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  • New Politics (organization placing National service veterans and alumni into politics)
  • B Corps (Corporations accountable to social, financial, and environmental impact)
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