What is a Responsible Entrepreneur?

“Responsible entrepreneurs are a special breed, seeking to transform industries and even society itself. They challenge and refine cultural assumptions, laws, regulations, and even the processes of governance. This requires them to do and think far beyond what is usually required of business leaders.” Carol Sanford

In Responsible Entrepreneur, Carol Sanford, one of the most trusted names in responsible business development, offers a blueprint for this new kind of business leadership, describing the means by which any entrepreneur can pursue a higher order of work.

Sanford maps this journey through four archetypes:

•The Realizing Entrepreneur:  Industry Game-Changer (Steve Jobs, Sarah Slaughter)

•The Reconnection Entrepreneur: Society Game-Changer (Richard Branson, Cheryl Contee & Kipp Baratoff)

•The Reciprocity Entrepreneur: Culture Game-Changer (Oprah Winfrey, Michiel Bakker & Annalie Killian)

•The Regenerative Entrepreneur: Governance Game-Changer (Larry Page, Jay Coen Gilbert & Shainoor Khoja)

We have invited Carol to our upcoming Soundview Live webinar, The Responsible Entrepreneur, to give you a better understanding of which archetype most aligns with your goals, so that you can learn how to grow your business into a powerful platform that can leverage change, and even change the foundations that create our most pressing problems and issues.

For entrepreneurs seeking to pursue world-changing results, or impact investors looking to align their capital with their values, The Responsible Entrepreneur provides the frameworks to build a business and to evaluate and direct investments to create the greatest benefit for all stakeholders. For anyone who wants to make a difference in the way businesses affect the world, The Responsible Entrepreneur lays out ways to make that aspiration focused and doable.

Join us on July 24th for our webinar with Carol Sanford, and bring your questions to post during the live event.

Isn’t there more to life than work?

Have you come to a place in life where toiling away at work in pursuit of the American dream just isn’t worth the punishment anymore. Are you a professional who wants to feel more connected and fulfilled, a spiritual seeker who believes gaining wealth diminishes the sacred, an innovator being stifled creatively, or the person who wants to become the hero of your own story?

David Howitt, in his book Heed Your Call shows the way to follow your path, create a life of abundance and joy, and do your part to repair the world. Sound too good to be true? Then join David and Soundview on July 17th to find out for yourself at our webinar The 11 Tools For Integrating Business and Life.

Through telling his own story, along with those of other modern-day entrepreneurial heroes, David shares the principles behind his and others’ successes in eleven real-world lessons on how we can apply simple principles that help us weave business into our spiritual narratives and pour our souls into our professions. “By uniting artistry and analytics and integrating intuition with intellect, we positively affect the way we live and the world around us. Through the activation of creative principles, living authentically, and absorbing new experiences, we evolve from the radical integration of so-called disparate worlds. We birth a new reality and build a road map for our future.”

These are the 11 Tools Howitt has discovered:

  • Trust
  • Surrender
  • Empathy
  • Living in Now
  • Power of co-creation
  • Empowerment
  • Embracing Your Shadow
  • Integration
  • Invoking Your Archetypes
  • Universal Message
  • Universal Correctness

Register now and see how Howitt integrates myth, science, spirituality and business to find a way forward.

Reach Your Peak and Elevate Your Customers’ Experience

Are you looking for a route to help you realize your potential, a path to enable you to capitalize upon your natural talents, to help you reach your goals, dreams, and aspirations?

In our next Soundview Live webinar, Reach Your Peak Potential, risk management expert and entrepreneur Scott Addis looks at our progression upward–from developing skills to cultivating business relationships to earning customer loyalty–as an ascent to a mountaintop. He will take us through four elevation levels

Elevation I: Preparing for the Climb (Developing Your Personal Readiness)

Elevation II: Setting up Base Camp (Preparing to Present Yourself to Others)

Elevation III: On to the Summit (Focusing on the Customer Experience)

Elevation IV: The Final Ascent (Discovering Your Inner Strengths)

Join us on July 8th to hear about how you can reach your goals through Addis’ unique principles. As always, Soundview subscribers attend for free.

Time for a Hacking Conference on Leadership

When we hear the word “hack” we tend to think of someone hacking into a computer program, perhaps to steal private information. But another definition for hacking is “to create innovative customizations to existing or outdated methodologies.” This is the definition that Mike Myatt focuses on in his recent book Hacking Leadership.

Myatt explains that leaders and managers need to hack leadership to span gaps that exist in current leadership methods. These gaps include:

  • Leadership
  • Purpose
  • Future
  • Mediocrity
  • Culture
  • Talent
  • Knowledge
  • Innovation
  • Expectation
  • Complexity
  • Failure

We have invited Mike Myatt to our next Soundview Live webinar, How to Bridge the 11 Leadership Gaps. Mike will equip leaders at every level with an actionable framework to identify blind spots and close leadership gaps. His presentation is based on actionable, topical leadership and management hacks to bridge the eleven gaps every business needs to cross in order to create a culture of leadership.

Here is an opportunity for you learn how to hack the leadership gap in your company. Join us on June 24th for a hacking conference of a different kind.

Making a Career Among Multiple Generations

The time in which we live is unique in that this is the first time that four generations are working side-by-side in the workplace: the Traditionalists (born before 1945), the Baby Boomers (born 1945-1964), Gen X (born 1965-1980), and the Millennials (born 1981-2001). This is due in part to increased longevity and in part to people not wanting or being able to afford to retire.

Haydn Shaw, in his book Sticking Points, describes the 12 sticking points between the generations that must be worked through in order for inter-generational cooperation to take place:

Communication                                 Loyalty

Decision Making                               Meetings

Dress Code                                       Policies

Feedback                                          Respect

Fun at Work                                      Training

Knowledge Transfer                          Work Ethic

As younger workers seek to advance in their careers, they will need to learn how to work with those of older generations, and those at the top of companies will be more and more dependent on these younger workers for their success.

This coming week we have the pleasure of hosting two Soundview Live webinars relating to these issues. The first How to Climb Your Way to the Next Level of Your Career with Debra Benton, and then How to Get 4 Generations Working Together with Haydn Shaw.

How to Climb Your Way to the Next Level of Your Career

In this Soundview Live webinar, Debra Benton gives you the insight and tools to make subtle changes in your presentation, attitude, and leadership style that will dramatically increase your leadership effectiveness – and, consequently, help you enjoy work and life.

How to Get 4 Generations Working Together

At this Soundview Live webinar, Haydn Shaw shows you how to help the different generations at work or home stick together instead of come apart, and will help you move beyond these sticking points and get productive again.

Both of these conversations will be helpful for anyone seeking to move up in their career. So please plan to join us on June 17th and 19th and invite your colleagues as well.