Future Squared Episode #189: Find Your Why with David Mead

Future Squared Episode #189: Find Your Why with David Mead
October 14, 2017

Future Squared Episode #189: Find Your Why with David Mead

David Mead is an author and igniter for Simon Sinek, author of three best-selling books: Start With Why, Leaders Eat Last and Together is Better. Simon and David have just penned and released Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team. Everything David does is designed to propel people toward a better version of themselves, so they can more meaningfully touch the lives of others. 

Specializing in organizational culture and leadership, David shifts perceptions about the reasons why organizations really exist, what leadership is and how human biology plays into it all. David believes that every one of us deserves to wake up inspired to go to work, feel safe while we’re there, and come home at the end of the day fulfilled by the work we do. He works with leaders to help them create an environment where people show up to work because they want to, not because they have to.   

Expect to learn many things in this episode including: 

1 - How to embed a ‘start with why’ mindset in a fast growing team 

2 - What to do if your Why sounds just like your competitors 

3 - How to deal with team members who don’t buy into your organisation’s why   

Topics Discussed: 

How the collaboration with Simon came about 

Why this book exists 

Why finding your why is difficult for most people 

Passion v purpose 

Going beyond the individual's why towards the organization’s why 

Having multiple whys in an organisation 

How to deal with employees who don’t believe in your why

The three levels every business must function on in order to survive 

How to embed a start with why mindset in your team   

Show Notes: 

Website: www.startwithwhy.com 

Twitter: www.twitter.com/djmead 

Get the book: www.amazon.com/Find-Your-Why-Pra…ing/dp/0143111728 

Podcast: itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/start…id544422719?mt=2   

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Steve Glaveski

Steve Glaveski is the CEO and Co-Founder of Collective Campus which he established to help companies and their employees to create more meaningful impact in the world in an age of rapid change and increasing uncertainty. Steve also founded Lemonade Stand - a children's entrepreneurship program, wrote the Innovation Manager's Handbook vol 1 and 2, hosts Future², an iTunes chart topping podcast on corporate innovation and entrepreneurship and is a keynote speaker. He previously founded HOTDESK, an office sharing platform and has worked for the likes of Westpac, Dun & Bradstreet, the Victorian Auditor General's Office, Ernst & Young, KPMG and Macquarie Bank. Follow him at @steveglaveski and Book a free 15-minute call with Steve to talk through your innovation objectives.

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