How to Lead with Deep Purpose: A Conversation with Ranjay Gulati (Part One)

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Kathleen welcomes Ranjay Gulati to Dare to Care in the Workplace. Ranjay is a Harvard Business School Professor and the author of six best-selling books on the subject of strategy, organizational effectiveness, and leadership in organizations. His latest book, Deep Purpose: The Heart and Soul of High-Performance Companies, is available now.  In part one, Ranjay talks about why ‘purpose’ is good for business and why we should cut everybody (including leaders) a break.

About Ranjay Gulati: Ranjay is the Paul R. Lawrence MBA Class of 1942 Professor and the former Unit Head of the Organizational Behavior Unit at Harvard Business School. Until recently, he chaired the Advanced Management Program, the flagship senior leader executive program, at the school. Professor Gulati studies how “resilient” organizations—those that prosper both in good times and bad—drive growth and profitability. His work bridges strategy (establishing clear strategic pillars for growth), organizational design (reimagining purposeful and collaborative organizational systems), and leadership (fostering inspired, courageous, and caring execution). He is the author of a number of books and has been a frequent guest on CNBC and other media outlets. He has also served on the advisory boards of several entrepreneurial ventures. Professor Gulati holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University, a Master’s Degree in Management from M.I.T.’s Sloan School of Management, and two Bachelor’s Degrees, in Computer Science and Economics, from Washington State University and St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi, respectively. He lives in Newton, MA.