In Conversation - Phil Preston - Purpose to Profit
In this episode Phil Preston, a Purpose Expert, speaks about What has been your journey to 'purpose'? Why is purpose in business important? Can it grow the bottom line and, if so, how? How should owners and operators approach it? What is a good first step?As a former research head overseeing $50 billion of investments, I became frustrated with poor corporate behaviours and symbolic acts of charity. In 2007, I left that ‘comfortable’ life to find a better way - one where taking on social and environmental challenges is part of core and profitable business, and where people and organisations work together more effectively.Since then I’ve worked in the purpose, shared value and collaboration fields by guiding organisations, assisting projects and collating case studies. I work with small-medium enterprises through to multi-national corporations and everything in between, as well as helping not-for-profits develop deeper partnerships with businesses.
The concept of shared value has gained popularity in recent years, with recognition that solving social and environmental problems requires the input, participation and action of all stakeholders. Leveraging the resources and innovation capacity of the private sector is key to solving the world’s most pressing problems, and as the logic goes – if businesses can benefit at the same time, it’s a win win. But is shared value a panacea for solving all of our problems? Or is there still a role for philanthropy and charity, and activism? My guest today is Phil Preston, author of Connecting Profit With Purpose, a practical roadmap for (re)building trust and creating high-performing, sustainable businesses. Phil is reading Stakeholder Capitalism, by Klaus Schwab Connect with Phil on Twitter.
Ep #64 Connecting Profit with Purpose - Phil Preston
The Happiness Project
Today I have with me Phil Preston on my show who takes us through some very interesting experiences of his life that has helped him shape his perspective not only in his personal life but also in his professional life significantly. Phil Preston traded in his corporate career to help individuals and businesses make a bigger difference in the world. And where possible doing it in a way that improves performance and profitability. He's a speaker, facilitator and strategist, and the author of the book, Connecting Profit With Purpose.Phil has worked with businesses large and small, along with a range of charities and not-for-profits. He's also a keen coffee drinker, chocolate eater and trail runner! In this episode, he literally takes us through some important questions which we all can resonate to on so many levels, for instance, how his sense of purpose was evolved from he grew up in Tasmania and how he navigated his way through when he decided to quit his long term job and start up on his own! And not to forget, he also dives into some fun fact about his great grandfather who came down to Tasmania from England a 100 years ago to help set up a Cadbury Chocolate factory where his job title was that of a Production Manager for the soft centred chocolates! Interesting, isn’t it? So tune in to the entire episode and gain some valuable insights from our conversation today!! Key Highlights of our conversation –1. Purpose is something that will get you to places and will help you succeed in future! It’s a real thing and definitely brings commercial values.2. For businesses, it’s important to review your purpose statement! The time and effort you put in always pays off..3. One needs to ask themselves, if I am successful – what are the measurements and indicators to measure my success as I need to take some accountability!4. Perspective matters – No matter how well you think you know there’s always something you will learn. It’s very easy to stay within your comfort zone but it’s important to keep pushing yourself a little.5. Purpose acts as a guiding light especially when things are constantly changing.6. Purpose is powerful but it always needs context – both personally and professionally.To know more about Phil PrestonDownload Phil's Corporate Purpose BlueprintInfo about the book Connecting Profit with PurposeLinkedIn Page: Navigating Purpose and the New EconomyEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWeb: philpreston.com.auPhone: +61 408 259 633--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thehappinessproject/message
Ep #86 Phil Preston - Using Purpose to Grow Your Bottom Line
Talking with the Experts
We once thought of 'purpose' in business as a warm and fuzzy thing that no one took seriously, however, there's compelling evidence to show that purpose is central to high performance. Owners, executives and leaders are seeking to understand:- How does it improve culture, performance and profits?- What do we need to do to put it into practice?- How do we bring our people along on the journey?And that's where I come in, providing the methods, tools and guidance needed to make it happen.[PS. this slide share has a really, really quick overview: https://www2.slideshare.net/PhilPreston/how-purpose-ignites-business-performance]Phil traded in a high flying corporate career to help individuals and organisations use purpose to make a difference on a much larger scale whilst also improving their performance and bottom line.He's a speaker, facilitator and strategist, and the author of the book, Connecting Profit With Purpose.Phil's worked with small-medium enterprises through to multi-national corporations and everything in between. Plus, he’s helped not-for-profit organisations and government clients engage with the private sector more effectively to solve complex social problems.Outside of work, he's over-invested in coffee, chocolate and trail running. Please welcome your business purpose guide, Phil Preston!Connect with Phil:https://philpreston.com.au https://www.linkedin.com/in/phil-preston/ https://twitter.com/PurposePreston
How to embed purpose in everything we do? Phil Preston - interviewed by Leonie Lam
My Focus Inspire Me
Phil Preston speaks about how to embed purpose in everything we do. Phil's website is: https://philpreston.com.au/ Phil left a comfortable corporate career where he oversaw $50 billion of investments to help individuals, leaders and organisations bring purpose to life - bridging the gap between intent and action. He is the author of Connecting Profit with Purpose, the Corporate Purpose Blueprint and many case studies. It's easy to feel overwhelmed by the size of the problems we are facing today and Phil provides the recipe for making a difference at scale. Interviewed by Leonie Lam, Career Coach at My Focus. https://www.myfocus.com.au/
Discussing Collaboration with Phil Preston: The Marketing Report EP24 – Business, Marketing and Sales
The Marketing Report
What is business collaboration and how can it help your business? Today Russell Pearson speaks with Phil Preston, Collaboration expert to identify what good collaboration looks like and how you can apply it your your business. In today's episode: What is Collaboration? Useful Case Studies of how it can work in the real world What are the Steps to Successful Collaboration You can reach Phil Preston at https://philpreston.com.au/ The Marketing Report is a Podcast for Passionate and Frustrated Business People who want a Competitive Edge. Discover the NEXT STEP for your business in 5 Days https://forge.russellpearson.com/ignite/ Discover more from Russell Pearson at: https://russellpearson.com
Phil Preston, author of ‘Connecting Profit With Purpose’
Mitchell's Front Page
Phil Preston appeared on Mitchell’s Front Page to discuss his book called ‘Connecting Profit with Purpose’. The post Phil Preston, author of 'Connecting Profit With Purpose' first appeared on Mitchell's Front Page.
Collaboration and Creating Shared Value - Phil Preston, Collaborative Advantage
The Leadership Moments Podcast
Phil Preston is the founder of Collaborative Advantage, an independent consultancy working at the intersection of the corporate and social agenda. He helps leaders link their commercial objectives with societal needs, creating win-win outcomes instead of adversarial win-lose relationships - it’s the new frontier for corporate productivity, growth and competitive advantage.
In conversation with Phil Preston: looking forward to change
GRC Professional Podcast
The GRC Professional speaks to the Collaboration Guy, Phil Preston, who provides a sneak peek into some of the topics that he will be covering at the GRC2018 Conference: conduct, compliance & consequences: How compliance professionals will take us into the future.To learn more or register for the conference click here.