“What kind of America would you like to have?”
Peggy Noonan, a WSJ columnist, asked a 2016 focus group of citizens about their vision for a better nation. Their answers included:
“a solid education system,” “no more war,” “people with joy in their work.” She noted the comments, unexpectedly, emphasized not individual desires, but rather “hopes [that] were communal, societal.”
Folks are trying to find—or rebuild—communal values, to restore some collective optimism to their lives. Throughout society: in neighborhoods, schools, towns, businesses, civic organizations, churches – people are searching for a new kind of leadership. And most people yearn for a diverse community that is authentic and intentional.
When organizations successfully engage their customers, clients, staff, volunteers, students, employees—in other words—the folks in and out of the organization—they experience a 240% boost in performance-related outcomes (Gallup 2013). Unfortunately, 87% of organizational leadership struggles to achieve this because of a lack of understanding on what motivates, drives and satisfies persons from 4 generations and 100s of cultures.
We believe that authentic community which positively empowers and impacts us is created through the development of one’s emotional, cultural and spiritual intelligences. Further, we understand the foundation for that development to be through our values, vision, and vitality.