THE PARTNERSHIP ECONOMY
Powered by purpose
Fueled by trust
Partnering with people for breakthrough results
Ignite stakeholders' passion for a purpose that transcends profit. Purpose is a unique contribution to a mission that is larger and longer-term than oneself. Discover your organization's purpose and commit to it.
LIVE YOUR VALUES
Know, live, and lead from your values in every moment. Doing the right thing, no matter the circumstance, builds trust with all your stakeholders. This the simplest and the hardest principle of all.
Foster genuine partnerships among people in your value chain. Partnerships are not extractive or transactive, but contributive and collaborative. In a real partnership, everyone succeeds.
Put your people and your customers first, and seek to enable their success. Dismantle bureaucracy to quickly respond to their present and future needs. Engage external shapeholders to manage risks and innovate your future.
Dr. Kate Isaacs is a skilled advisor to senior leaders on innovation-focused stakeholder partnerships that generate economic and social value. She is a trained Shadow Work facilitator and coach with years of experience guiding individuals and groups through transformative change. Her approach focuses on the positive potential in people and organizations—noticing and expanding what is working, and transforming obstacles and habits that block people's natural orientation towards creativity, growth, and health.
Kate is a Lecturer at the MIT Sloan Leadership Center and an Executive Fellow at the Center for Higher Ambition Leadership, where she was previously the Director of Research and Practice. She consults with clients through Dialogos and TruePoint, both values-driven consulting and leadership training firms in the Boston area.
WHAT CEOs SAY ABOUT THE STAKEHOLDER APPROACH
"The most effective way to create shareholder value is to serve the interests of all stakeholders...We have to build radically higher levels of trust and transparency with [them]…stakeholders want to be associated with a company that has heart."
Marc Benioff, Founder, chairman and co-CEO of Salesforce