Inspiring Your Employees (and Alumni) to Change the World
This month's guest, Akhtar Badshah, is the Founder and Chief Catalyst of the "Catalytic Innovators Group" and a distinguished practitioner at the University of Washington. Akhtar recently authored the "Purpose Mindset: How Microsoft Inspires its Employees and Alumni to Change the World". The book is published by Harper Collins Leadership series and is also a Microsoft Alumni Network imprint.
- Wednesday, November 11th, 2020
- 11:30 – 12:30 EST (New York City time zone)
Join this months Listen Up! Show as Akhtar Badshah shares the inside scoop on how Microsoft built its culture of giving, including powerful stories from Microsoft alumni who were in the room when these decisions were made or who went on to make a powerful change in the world, emboldened by their time at Microsoft.
Together, we will hear insights on why the Purpose Mindset creates a business advantage for companies to develop a clear sense of purpose and support the cultivation of purpose mindset to create maximum value for its employees, society, and its business. Akhtar will provide insights from Bill Gates, Satya Nadella, and Brad Smith, as well as other current and former business leaders at Microsoft, providing work-life a pathway to energize yourself and your company.
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As CEO of a global organization, having a purpose is both personal to me and critical to our business, which is why I was so drawn to Akhtar’s book. He aptly captured all the ways in which having a purpose is important to leading a fulfilled life and professional career. Need inspiration, guidance, and real-world examples to energize the purpose driving your own organizations and yourselves? Look no further than the invaluable perspectives in this book to see how purpose-in-action can lead us all to truly change things for the better.
Pamela Maynard, CEO, Avanade
“Akhtar has built his reputation helping companies use purpose to motivate employees to make difference in society. His exploration and research could be key to helping change the world for the better.”
Shannon Schuyler, Chief Purpose and Inclusion Office at PwC US