It’s easy to make the mistake of thinking that the purpose of business is only to make money. However, the fact is, it is a mistake. Yes, a business must make money to stay afloat but without a higher purpose it will be a hollow shell. There will not be much aliveness present in the business.
What is a CPO? It stands for Chief People Officer. Whereas many companies have relegated the HR function to the backwaters of corporate life (doing keyword searches on resumes), more conscious businesses have created the CPO, a member of the C-Suite. These leaders always put people first. They recognize just how critical it is to have employees who resonate with the actual values and purpose of the company.
An example of a CPO is the co-founder of JetBlue Ann Rhoades. Her book, Built on Values: Creating an Enviable Culture that Outperforms the Competitiondiscusses what is possible in this “radical” approach to the people side of the business.
How are people treated in your organization? Is the HR function being outsourced or are you creating a CPO role?
Pointing the finger at other people or events is easy. It feels good for a few minutes. But then there is always a tug in your heart. The reason? You just gave away all your power to the object of your pointing finger. Instead of doing that, turn the finger back upon yourself. This will remind you of who is really in charge of your life. You are.
You can bring creativity to whatever you do. Everything can be done with creativity. You are, by nature, creative. But creativity must be exercised. Do one thing today in a creative or new way. What can you do today in a new way? How can you mix it up to see things from a new perspective?