If you missed our conversation yesterday, I am so so sorry for you. It was unbelievable. Yesterday, three amazing purpose-driven leaders: Jim Weber, CEO, Brooks Running, Darrell Cavens, CEO, zuiliy and Darryl Rawlings, CEO, Trupanion shared their insights on how they discovered their true purpose – and how that transcends their leadership and impacts everything they do.
Here are their summary points and the Twitter highlights of the conversation:
Jim Weber, CEO, Brooks Running As the leader, you are the Chief Steward of the enterprise. Take full responsibility in every sense for every constituency: customers, employees, owners and the community. Manage risk and opportunities for both the short and long term.
Darrell Cavens, CEO, zulily Be okay to fail but fail small and try again. Sometimes over-planning makes people feel like they succeed, but they don’t appreciate how much more they could have done if they had tried and failed a number of times while moving the ball even farther down the field.
Darryl Rawlings, CEO, Trupanion When I was around 15 years old, my four-year-old dog had to go to the emergency room. The doctor knew what was wrong. It could be fixed, but it was going to cost $3,000, and my parents didn’t have the money. We didn’t leave with our dog that night.
My summary: If that isn’t the truest essence of purpose driven leadership, I don’t know what is.
@WTCSeattle: “Love to win or hate to lose?” Darrell: “Hate to lose.” Jim: “Hate to lose.” Darryl: “Love to win, but not afraid to lose.” #WTCSeattle
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