Creating a Culture of Purpose

One of the key areas that can drive business success is having a strong culture of committed employees who give their best every day. In this keynote, John will talk about the nine elements of winning culture, why helping people find a sense of purpose and meaning in their job is critical, and how to instill a sense of ownership and accountability across the organization. This will be a fast-paced, information-intensive program with lots of solid takeaways.


John Spence

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John Spence is recognized as one of the top 100 business thought leaders and one of the top 500 leadership development experts in the world. He is an international keynote speaker, management consultant and author of five books on business and life success, and an executive trainer with a client list from the Fortune 100 to small businesses and other organizations around the globe. John has made a career of “Making the Very Complex…Awesomely Simple.”
John’s areas of expertise include leadership, high-performance teams, managing change, organizational culture, consultative selling, strategic planning, strategy execution and the future of business.
At age 26, John was chief executive officer (CEO) of an international Rockefeller foundation, overseeing projects in 20 countries. Two years later Inc. Magazine named him one of America’s Up and Coming Young Business Leaders. He is recognized as one of the Top 100 Business Thought Leaders in America, one of the Top 100 Small Business Influencers in America, one of the Top 50 Small Business Experts in America and one of the top 500 Leadership Development Experts in the World. The American Management Association named John one of America’s Top 50 Leaders to Watch along with Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Google and Jeff Bezos of Amazon.
 
John was named one of eight finalists for the Breakthrough Idea Award for the Thinkers50 2017 Distinguished Achievement Awards. The Thinkers50 celebrates the thinkers who have contributed the most to management thinking and practice over the last two years and whose ideas drive the conversations of the day.
 
John is a voracious learner and consumes a minimum of 100 business books and countless articles and blogs a year. He is a guest lecturer at more than 90 colleges and universities including Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford, Cornell, Wharton School of Business, University of Auckland, Canterbury University, University of Krakow and Kozminski University. John was the owner or CEO of six companies and currently serves as a board member or adviser to several organizations and executives.