We see the impact of our programmes in four areas: you will Develop as a Leader, Broaden your Networks, Make better Decisions and Drive bold Innovation. In turn, you will have a greater impact on your organization and city.
Leading beyond traditional spheres of authority and taking greater responsibility for the whole
Crossing divides and thriving in multiple cultures
Strengthening purpose and broadening horizons to create impact in cities and communities
"In our ever more complex and interconnected world which has no obvious historical parallel, Common Purpose has developed a breakthrough idea about the importance of cultural intelligence (CQ) in order to navigate both this new world and its contradictions. It has important implications and raises questions about our current systems for those of us involved in educating and developing our future global citizens."
Making links between different people to achieve a shared goal
Crossing boundaries to tackle complex problems
Developing deep relationships across a diverse mix of people
"Common Purpose is quite unique in that it provides a cross-sector platform to engage, empower and inspire people from the private, public and not-for-profit sectors to combine efforts and make cities work better."
Navigating complex situations involving multiple stakeholders
Making decisions based on an informed, broad viewpoint
Minimising the impact of pre-judgement on decisions
"The Common Purpose programme took me out of my academic discipline silo and challenged me to work with people I would never normally. It forced me to truly understand where people are coming from, what their worldview is and how to effectively work with such a diverse group. This has hugely benefitted my work at Boston Consulting Group and future career plans in China."
Applying fresh solutions to existing problems
Innovating by leveraging diversity
Creating lasting change in organizations, cities and communities
"This has been wonderful overall. I have been challenged and inspired equally. I feel more prepared than ever before to launch my ideas into the world!"
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“Of all the leadership programmes that I know of, those run by Common Purpose are by far the best. You only have to see the lasting effect on those who have participated to know that they work – and work well. Leaders in a wide range of countries have benefitted hugely from Common Purpose.”
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