The world is becoming more complex and fragmented. Common Purpose believes that the best leaders are able to lead across boundaries, and especially lead people with diverse perspectives—from different backgrounds, beliefs, generations, geographies, specialisations and sectors. Their programmes help leaders develop their Cultural Intelligence.
They run leadership development programmes that inspire and equip people to work across boundaries. Through exposing people to new experiences, new leaders and new perspectives, they improve their own leadership. They offer programmes to university students preparing for their careers, right through to global C-suite executives at the peak of their careers. And cities are their classrooms, because cities are where leaders, and boundaries, converge.
Common Purpose combines an extensive global network with an intense local focus. Their unrivalled convening power and independence allow them to bring together leaders from different backgrounds who would not normally meet. Their unique experiential facilitation techniques foster and accelerate leadership learning. They use their own thought leadership, including Leading Beyond Authority (LBA) and Cultural Intelligence (CQ), to inspire leaders to work together. On all their programmes, participants go out into cities to learn about real leadership, from real leaders.
The 65,000 Common Purpose Alumni worldwide are better equipped as leaders, and this has a positive impact on the organizations and cities that they operate in. They are able to build broader networks, make better decisions and drive bold innovation. Founded in 1989, 4,000 leaders now benefit from their programmes every year.
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