I’m often amazed when I get the tour of corporate offices before I am hired to speak. The executives complain about lack of leadership, inspiration, and teamwork. “Do you have any suggestions?” they often ask. “Yes, a good first step would be to get everyone to stop walking with their heads down, and get them to actually look and listen to each other. Maybe the pillars of your business shouldn’t be efficiency and productivity but listening and caring. Maybe then people would feel valued and empowered. Maybe then people would be inspired to work with others,” I reply.
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Jake Ducey is author of the bestselling Into the Wind, The Purpose Principles, and Profit from Happiness. He speaks throughout the country, everywhere from middle schools to TEDx conferences, on consciously and responsibly creating our lives. A San Diego native, you can find him online at JakeDucey.com.