Still pinching myself!
I recently had the privilege of attending Igniting Possibilities: Building Purpose Led Businesses.
A 5-day Leadership Gathering on Necker Island.
Led by Virgin Unite and Business Chicks, it was a meeting of big hearts and smart minds for the purpose of reimagining how business can transform the world.
Picture mornings waking you up like:
And the afternoons quickly escalating to:
(Yes, I jumped in with all my clothes on! Hey, everyone was doing it! 🙂
So what happened in-between?
Our days were spent hearing from exciting speakers and fabulous entrepreneurs. People out there really shaking things up.
Richard Branson (no intro needed), Amy Cuddy (social psychologist), Reshnma Saujani (CEO of Girls Who Code), Marc Randolph (CEO of Netflix), Mick Ebeling (founder of Not Impossible) and more.
It was an inspiring, worldview-challenging, thought-provoking time.
Now that I’ve had time to soak up the insights and reflect on my experience, I’d like to share my top 10 takeaways from 5 days on Necker Island…
We’re living in exciting times.
At the crossroads of an exponential technological revolution, rapidly shifting consumer values (Gens Y & Z), and increasing demands on corporate transparency and citizenship (just look at social media).
And yet, digital globalisation has brought the challenges that we face as a collective into clear view: poverty, conflict, environmental issues, health, etc.
In this polarisation, as technology continues to develop and meet more of our basic needs, people are looking for more. Employees want a reason to come into work on Monday. Consumers want brands that share their vision of a better tomorrow. And smart business leaders are positioning their reason for being, as more than just for profit.
The world is looking for purpose. It’s time to step up!
Your turn now:
I can only share so much here. I’d love to give you more insights from the Necker experience, and how leading entrepreneurs are thinking about business in 2016 and ahead. So I’m excited to introduce a new opportunity for you and your team.
If you have questions on this topic or any others, feel free to reach me by email or set up a free one-on-one consultation session, or drop me a comment below.
Thanks for sharing!