Five years ago, I started a journey. As an organization, we knew we wanted our work at Trendspot, Inc. to be driven by a larger mission. We decided to monetarily invest in living out our core values every single day, working to institutionalize the tenets to bring us closer to realizing our company vision. Over the last five years, we’ve worked hard to increase our commitment to our core values and vision at every level. Here’s what’s worked for us — and why I think it could work for your business, too.
Can you feel it? 2017 is going to be the year of the values-driven leader. Now more than ever, business leaders are investing in the qualities that matter most when building a truly great business: purpose, leadership, culture, finances, relationships, and community. For all leaders, the new year is an opportunity to refresh your vision and renew your commitment to growing with purpose. That’s where we come in.
I think we’ll look back on 2016 as the end of the beginning of the values-driven leadership revolution, and the start of the next phase. Sometimes we prepare for something without realizing that’s what we’re doing. As I think about the challenges facing business leaders heading into 2017, I think that’s exactly what we — you, me, and all of the values-driven leaders we know — have been doing over the past several years.
On October 16 - 18, 2016, values-driven leaders from around the country gathered in Boston for
an intimate, inspiring, and action-packed experience. Like all Small Giants Community events, our Passport event is designed to provoke meaningful networking, honest conversation, and immersive experiences with like-minded leaders and companies. For our Boston gathering, 22 leaders (including your SGC team!) took Boston by storm to visit Life Is Good, MiniLuxe, and Cue Ball, each day bookended with lively conversation, Boston adventures, and knowledge sharing inspired by each unique experience.