If you are a leader who wants to understand that doing more with less is madness, then you’re going to get a lot out of this episode on the Meeting Leadership Podcast.

That’s because we’re interviewing expert Dan Pontefract, a CEO, Author, Educator and Change Maker who helps organizations to improve the state of their leadership and culture.

In episode #136 you’re going to learn ‘Why Leaders Need To Slow Down, Think Creatively, and Make Better Decisions’.

Some of the key takeaways in this interview include:

  • Today’s corporate leaders have taken away many employees's ability to think because they are piling on too much work
  • Mental health awareness is growing, but that’s also because employees are more stressed out
  • Profit without purpose is useless

And there is so much more that makes this episode a must listen!


Dan Pontefract

Dan is the founder and CEO of The Pontefract Group, a firm that improves the state of leadership and organizational culture.

He is the best-selling author of three books: OPEN TO THINK, THE PURPOSE EFFECT and FLAT ARMY. A renowned speaker, Dan has presented at four different TED events and also writes for Forbes and Harvard Business Review. Dan is an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria, Gustavson School of Business and has garnered more than 20 industry awards over his career. 

OPEN TO THINK is the 2019 Axiom Business Book Award Silver Medal winner in the Leadership category as well as the getAbstract International Book of the Year for 2019.

Previously as Chief Envisioner and Chief Learning Officer at TELUS—a Canadian telecommunications company with revenues of over $14 billion and 50,000 global employees—he launched the Transformation Office, the TELUS MBA, and the TELUS Leadership Philosophy, all award winning initiatives that dramatically helped to increase the company’s employee engagement to record levels of nearly 90%. Prior to TELUS he held senior roles at SAP, Business Objects and BCIT.

Dan and his wife, Denise, have three children (aka goats) and live in Victoria, Canada. 

You can get in touch with Dan at https://www.danpontefract.com/
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  • Dan Pontefract - https://www.danpontefract.com/
  • Dan’s Books - https://www.danpontefract.com/books/                                                      -Flat Army                                                                                                                                                    -The Purpose Effect                                                                                                                                 -Open To Think                                                                                                                                           -More Than Leadership
  • Why Leaders Need Radical Conviction with Eleanor Beaton https://meetingleadershipinc.com/93
  • Why You Should Stop Being A Know-It-All Leader with Karmen Masson https://meetingleadershipinc.com/84


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