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Purpose-driven workers contribute as much as 18 times more value to their organisations than their peers.

Source: Laszlo Bock, Work Rules!

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Being purposeful is not the same as leading with purpose. A strong sense of purpose, rather than any specific set of characteristics, is the real key to successful leadership.

All our experience has reinforced our core belief that the key success factor for leadership is not charisma, strength of personality or a driving desire to succeed. It is having a clearly and consciously designed purpose.

And while personal characteristics, good timing and context can act as success accelerators, it is the internal compass that comes from that purpose that is the difference that makes the difference for real leaders. It is infinitely more powerful than quarterly targets or KPIs.

What drives a purpose-driven leader?

To lead with purpose requires the leader to ‘own’ their criteria for success, and to focus on objectives beyond the task, job role or immediate business needs. Leaders with purpose define success as more than simply achieving business and financial objectives, – for them, real success is much bigger: such as leaving a legacy and impacting our wider society as a consequence of their efforts.

“What I’ve learned from Oxford Leadership™ is bigger than words. My perception of myself, of my life, of the world, and of my place in this world is today totally different from what it was 4 months ago. My individualistic approach to leadership has moved to a more humanistic one. The effect on my work has been significant and sustained.”

Sirivan Chaleunxay
General Electric

“Daniel has been a key facilitator in increasing the level of consciousness in all the layers of management in our organisation. His flexibility to adapt to very different managing profiles and the solid methodology used, meant a huge developing experience both in a personal and in a professional level for all of us. The increase in managing maturity is perceived in a surprisingly short period of time.”

Ramon Martín Valcárcel
CEO & COO, Ricoh

“Fredrik does an excellent job aligning different business organizations to achieve a common goal. He is very transparent, accountable and a team player.”

Dean Kuhn
Sr. Sales Strategy & Planning Manager, Cisco

“Ulli has worked with our board as a team and on an individual basis. His great strength is to translate clear, analytical thinking into pragmatic solutions. Ulli has a very sympathetic and optimistic way of communicating. Within his coaching, he always keeps a passionate focus on the individual’s strengths, to free people´s maximum personal potential and develop them into great leaders.”

Dr. Klaus Kinkel
Ex- Foreign Minister/Vice-Chancellor of Germany, CEO, Deutsche Telekom

“Oxford Leadership™ helped our Group Management Team significantly sharpen our strategic focus, create alignment, strengthen teamwork and improve overall performance of the Electrolux Group.”

Keith McLoughlin
President and CEO, Electrolux

“Ann-Sofie is a highly competent trainer. Her great skills as trainer, coach and leader were very much present throughout the course and she showed great enthusiasm which encouraged others to follow.”

Nima Rafiei
Ericsson Research, Ericsson

“Fredrik possesses a unique ability to understand, communicate and establish trust with people across all levels and functions to effectively drive successful initiatives for both companies. Fredrik is an excellent leader and partner.”

Guntars Otto
Mobility and Network Line Manager, IBM

“Axel is a very self-motivated person who excels in bringing the best out of his coaches. Punctual, reliable and always willing to help. He takes action whenever he sees an issue arising and consistently looks for improvements. I very much like working with him.”

Niels Cotur
Head of Date Analysis, Makro

“Oxford Leadership has played a key role in the company’s business turnaround since 2002, initially in Europe through the EuroMission management alignment, and also internationally as a key advisor to myself and the Plan to Win Project. I am personally grateful to you for your insightful perspectives on people and your development of the European Management Team.”

Charlie Bell
CEO, McDonalds

“OLDP and Strategic Focusing enabled us to build a new corporate culture based on trust & collaboration, focused on the development of the whole company in an eco-based way, instead of the traditional command-control and competitive ego-based way.”

Rodrigo Loures
Former CEO, Nutrimental

“The Breakthrough process helped us align as a management team and engage our top 90 leaders with fierce resolve to outperform the market.”

Ruediger Stroh
Executive Vice President, NXP

“Oxford Leadership is a long-term partner of Telefónica’s Corporate University. More than 2,000 Telefónica senior leaders have completed the Oxford Leadership courses, which consistently achieve the highest level of evaluation amongst our directors.”

Rory Simpson
Chief Learning Officer, Telefonica

“If we are able to lead ourselves in this authentic way, we will truly be able to mobilize those we lead, unlock the potential of the organisation and turn it into growth for our business. Together we will build a community that can be characterized as cohesive, inclusive, respectful, trustworthy and inspired.”

Tex Gunning
Managing Director, AkzoNobel

“I have been through many leadership programmes before, but none has had the same impact as OLDP on my approach to life and work. It has definitely changed me as a leader.”

Santiago Gowland
Former Vice President - Brand & Social Responsibility, Unilever

“The Self-Managing Leadership programme was the most powerful and moving course I have ever attended in my entire professional career. Brian’s vision and foresight has helped me deal with many difficult situations personally & professionally.”

John Mahtani
Former Vice President, Warner Bros

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