Business at Its Best is An Engine for Change
Business at it’s best it can be an engine of the kind of change that we all want to help us live better lives.
There’s a great opportunity for business leaders to leave behind something even larger than a successful quarter or a rising share price, and that’s the legacy of actual change that creates thriving communities, healthy people in a thriving environment.
And that’s what’s most exciting about business because at it’s best it can be an engine of the kind of change that we all want to help us live better lives. And any business leader I think wants to see that happen, wants to leave something behind that’s bigger than the tenure that he or she has leading the company. And I get really excited when I see that kind of catalytic change happening.
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