Going First: Courage to Lead Purposefully and Inspire Action

Featured Guest: Nell Derick Debevoise

If you don’t know your own purpose, can you really get behind your organization’s purpose?

Nell Derick Debevoise found that a critical component of success is knowing how your personal purpose intersects with your organization’s purpose.  That holds true for the individual members of your team, too:  if you understand what their personal or professional purpose has in common with the company’s purpose, you’ll foster a happier and more productive team.

With purpose in mind, you can then look at decisions through the Me/We/World dimensions: how does this affect me and the individual members of my team; how does this affect my organization; and how will it affect the world?

Nell draws from her years of experience in both the non-profit and private sectors to reveal the commonalities of good, purpose-driven leadership in both, highlighting the techniques within her new book, Going First: Find the Courage to Lead Purposefully and Inspire Action.


Nell Derick Debevoise

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Board Leadership, Developmental Perspectives, Innovative Leadership, Leadership Development, Leadership Trends and Strategy, Organizational Transformation, Team Effectiveness


Leading purposefully, Purpose-driven leadership, Individual members, Personal purpose, Organization's purpose