Niklas Göke shares ten questions inspired by Seth Godin
to help us do work that matters.
The questions are ambitious, but thought-provoking: Is what you’re doing remarkable? Are you changing people? Are you connecting people around a shared cause, goal, or purpose?
Thinking through big questions like these can be challenging, but it's a good exercise to help us start 2021 off strong with meaning and purpose. 💪2.
Jay Acunzo and Help Scout have teamed up to create Against the Grain
, a video series telling the stories of companies succeeding in business while following their values. Watch and be inspired! 😍3. “If we let money or wealth define who we are, we’ll never come close to Enough, because someone is always going to have just a little bit more.”
This article is a thoughtful look behind one financial planner’s decision to step away from the pressure of business growth
and stop taking on new clients.
For Jeremy Walter, this decision comes mainly from a desire to spend more time with his young children. But even if you don’t have kids, his reflections on the status of money and how to decide what is “enough” is well worth the read. 💸4.
Whether your business is already working on the Sustainable Development Goals or you’re wanting to get started, check out the SDG Action Manager
Developed by B Lab and the UN Global Compact, this free tool will help you understand the impact you’re currently making, set goals, develop a plan of action, and track your progress. 📊 5. “While the world seems to be clouded by mistrust and misinformation, there is a glimmer of hope in business. This year’s study shows that business is not only the most trusted institution among the four studied, but it is also the only trusted institution with a 61 percent trust level globally, and the only institution seen as both ethical and competent.”
Global communication firm Edelman released their annual trust and credibility survey
last week. Overall, it’s looking pretty dire. People don’t know who to trust for reliable information and the majority of respondents believe that government leaders (57 percent), business leaders (56 percent), and journalists (59 percent) are misleading people on purpose or lying.
Apparently, business is our only hope (sorry, Obi-Wan).
More than 8 in 10 respondents want CEOs to speak out on important social issues, and over two-thirds think business should step in to fix societal problems.
So no pressure then. 😮