We need to look at success differently

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We need to look at success differently

Yancey Strickler, CEO of Kickstarter

I’m #ProudtobeaCA and have always felt the monthly CA Magazine has been a first-rate resource for thought leadership on business and leadership. The latest issue has an interview with Yancey Strickler, CEO of Kickstarter and author of “This could be our future“, where he talks about redefining profit and creating a more generous world, as well as remarking on how accountants can contribute to this in holding leaders accountable to different measures.

This very much aligns with my own “long read” on this from a recent newsletter: “Leading from Purpose

I believe that the 2020s will see the end of the paradigm of the pursuit of profit above the common good. Leaders will gradually be pushed into changing the way they do business.

If you feel you want to actually lead on this rather than follow, that you feel drawn to look at success differently, I’d love to talk to you. Supporting brave and transformative leaders is my work.

I close with this from Yancey Strickler from the CA interview and again ask you, do you wish to lead, or wait to follow?:

I predict a cultural shift will happen: companies and brands will see the greater good in a way their predecessors do not, and it will become the new normal. Eventually, the idea we ever needed to articulate this will seem silly: “You mean companies didn’t always operate this way?”

Yancey Strickler

Also published on Medium.