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It doesn't happen often, but it happened to Lester Thornhill: his CEO took him out to dinner and asked him to leave his role as IT Director and take over as Chief Executive Officer.

Today on the Growing with Purpose podcast, host Paul Spiegelman talks with Lester Thornhill, President and CEO of Life's Abundance, a company that provides healthy products for people, pets, and the planet. Although he comes from an IT background, Lester has leveraged his unique perspective to build a people-driven culture that isn't tethered to traditional workplace practices. Not only is Life's Abundance an ESOP, they've also done away with the annual review and replaced it with monthly in-depth, personal self-evaluations.



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Topics: Leadership, growing with purpose, Paul Spiegelman

Advoco trains employees to become leaders.

 

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Topics: Employee Development, Culture, learning

Vital Farms girlsWhen Matt O’Hayer and his wife Catherine Stewart first started Vital Farms, they were selling pasture-raised eggs from their own small flock of happy hens, humanely raised on their farmland in Austin, Texas. At the time, nobody really believed they could scale their family business to make pasture-raised eggs a viable model, but that’s exactly what they did.

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Topics: Company Culture, Stakeholders, Customer Service, Community, Employee Engagement

Vlog: Intuition in Business

Posted by Laura Boone on August 20, 2018

What could the power of intuition mean for your business? Laura Boone, co-founder of turnerboone, uses her intuition and empathic abilities to create an award-winning, emotionally intelligent culture. 

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Topics: Company Culture, Small Giants Summit, Leadership

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