Societal Leadership in Business
Business leadership can be a driving force to solve societal challenges. They have the capacity to innovate, create sustainable solutions and scale them up with their stakeholders. The notion that tackling societal challenges is the responsibility of NGO's and government is out-of-date. The key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals is to partner with all stakeholders in the value chain. This can only be done when business leadership expands its scope from Single Value to Triple Value Leadership.
David L. Cooperrider, PhD University Distinguished Professor Case Western Reserve University
"As someone who has spent more than a decade and a half watching the work of Sander Tideman and his colleagues unfold, I am thrilled with this inspiring, original, and far-sighted societal leadership approach. The major achievement of this work is, in my view, is that it is the best business explanation of the connection between inner and outer transformation I’ve ever seen."
Societal leadership is good for business
You can look at business leadership in two ways: as a part of the problem, or as a part of the solution. We look at business leadership as a part of the solution. Business can be a creative force for good. What is new is that the purpose of business now needs to become a 'shared purpose' with society. This is the Societal Business Leadership approach, or Triple Value Leadership.
Thomas Buberl, CEO and Chairman, AXA Group
"This approach reminds us of the essentials of life and business. Without a societal purpose there is no clear identification for leaders, employees and customers to be successful."
Business as an Instrument for Societal Change
Business as an instrument for Societal change, in Conversation with the Dalai Lama is the result of two decades of research and dialogue with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other leaders in business, government, science and education.
Author Sander Tideman, a lawyer and banker, has had a friendship with the Dalai Lama for over 20 years. He presents a practical framework and methodology to develop a new kind of leadership: societal leadership in business. The framework tackles increasing social, economic and environmental needs and repurposes the business world.
Creating shared purpose and triple value
To be successful in the future, leaders need to broaden their mindset, skills and world view. To create triple value leaders need to become better equipped. The current paradigms are no longer adequate to deal with the uncertain and complex world of today.
The Societal Leadership in Business approach supports leaders in creating triple value. It shows them new growth opportunities and helps them to develop the appropriate skills. This will enable them to align their business needs and those of society.
When leaders and their teams start to experience a more meaningful 'shared purpose' triple value can be created.