This series shines a spotlight on 12 people who achieved success the "right way" -- with heart. I had the privilege of speaking with Jesse Lyn Stoner on the topic of heart-based leadership and I was immediately impressed with her perception on leadership and business.
A little over a year ago, I picked up a copy of Douglas Conant's Touchpoints. I could not help but smile as I read; here was a book that beautifully stated the essence of heart-based leadership, the principle on which my life's work is based.
Getting a new heart means getting much more than an organ that pumps blood through our arteries -- it is getting a whole new system that communicates with our brain, a whole new set of principles and meaning.
Your values determine what is important and meaningful to you. They align with your purpose, and speak loudly and passionately to others -- and to yourself -- about who you are and what you're called to do in this world.
We all have the capacity to do great things in the world. Heart-based leadership frees you to achieve that greatness by fostering awareness of your own inner compass, allowing it to guide your response to the constant change.
We treat business as a military operation in which only the fittest survive. Our quest for victory may be providing us with short-term wins, but the tactics are hurting us long-term -- in ways that we have yet to fully understand.