Deep Purpose with Ranjay Gulati

My guest today is Ranjay Gulati. Ranjay is a professor at Harvard Business School and the author of ‘Deep Purpose: The Heart and Soul of High-Performance Companies’. In this episode, we talk about how to harness a sense of purpose to create a great team and the power of good storytelling. Ranjay also offers some leadership lessons from the Seattle Seahawks NFL team and Howard Schultz at Starbucks, and stay tuned at the end for a great story about Ranjay's mum as well.

We discussed if people want to have a sense of purpose individually and also corporately:

I think it's very clear that we're facing a meaning crisis in the world today. I mean you look at the data on great resignations or great reshuffle or whatever you want to call it. You look at mental health demands being placed on the mental health care system which is flooded. 

You know, I think people are going through a deep period of introspection. There's a lot of, kind of, all of us have been touched by death, illness and a whole range of things. And so I think rightfully people are interrogating themselves about what's my life purpose. And also what is my work purpose? How do I get more purpose out of my work? And when you ask those questions, I think it forces you to think hard about what am I doing and why am I doing it?

Listen to the full episode to know more!

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