In today’s cluttered, uber-competitive, over-retailed, choice-overload world, your brand must have an clear, meaningful reason for being.  You need to play an invaluable, irreplaceable role in people’s lives.  Hope you enjoy is a collection of my resources on brand purpose and purposeful leadership.

What Is the Purpose of Business?

Denise explains that, at its core, a company exists to create value.  A narrow, short-term understanding limits that value to financial gain.  A more sustainable, meaningful, responsible view of creating value includes making a positive social impact.




You Don’t Need A Mission Statement, You Need A Brand Purpose

In a Conscious Connection article, Denise writes that most business leaders know they should promote a purpose for their organization, but most also go about it the wrong way..




Great Brands Never Have to “Give Back”

In this TEDx talk, Denise shows how to become a force for positive change while enhancing your customer appeal and long-term competitiveness.




Make Your Purpose Powerful

A single overarching purpose that encompasses the value of your product or service and provides a deep rationale for stakeholders is essential to a company’s success, says Denise Lee Yohn in this Smartbrief on Leadership video.




Brands Should Take a Stand

Brands represent more than products or services, Denise writes.  They convey value through their personalities, their communications, and their ideas — and as such, brands should take a stand.




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