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Posted by on Apr 18, 2012 in Business, Leadership | 1 comment

Enterprise Commitment with Les McKeown

21st century leaders keep their eye on purpose. They are relentless in guiding their team to align with purpose. Critical to these two tenets of leadership is the belief that the company’s interest are more important than our own.

Perhaps this is a no brainer. Consider, however, the plentiful examples of executives who lost site of this tenet: Lehman Brothers, Wall Street, BP, Citibank, Goldman Sachs, and we can’t forget Enron.

As an act of leadership, what does it look like to place the company’s interest above your own?

Les McKeown, in his book “The Synergist” labels such an act as Enterprise Commitment. Quite simply it’s engaging in work, regardless of preference or leadership style, because it’s what’s needed.

In this short video, Les expands on Enterprise Commitment and the role of the Synergist.

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Shawn Murphy

Change Leader | Speaker | Writer Co-founder and Co-CEO of Switch and Shift. Passionately explores the space where business & humanity intersect. Promoter of workplace optimism. Believes work can be a source of joy. Top ranked leadership blogger by Huffington Post.

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  • http://alanshelton.com Alan Shelton

    In my coaching I often say the if you express your passion as a leader and don’t care about the credit, you are authentic. Taking credit can be an impediment to placing the company’s interest in front of your own. I see that leaders actually start with the belief that the company’s interest is paramount. But then the best leaders transcend even the belief stage by developing a ‘felt experience’ of being in service. The belief simply disappears into who they are. Thanks for the engaging post.