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Dan Pontefract is a leadership strategist, best-selling author and keynote speaker. He founded the Pontefract Group in 2014, a firm that improves the state of leadership and organizational culture.

Dan is the author of four books including LEAD. CARE. WIN., OPEN TO THINK, THE PURPOSE EFFECT and FLAT ARMY.

His third book, OPEN TO THINK, is the 2019 getAbstract International Book of the Year winner and the 2019 Axiom Business Book Award Silver Medal winner in the Leadership category.

A renowned speaker, Dan has presented at four different TED events and also writes for Forbes and Harvard Business Review.

Dan is an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria, Gustavson School of Business and has garnered more than 20 industry awards over his
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Dan Pontefract I wrote THE PURPOSE EFFECT to prove that there is a link between purpose and culture.

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I wrote THE PURPOSE EFFECT to prove that there is a link between purpose and culture.

While my first book, FLAT ARMY, focused on organizational culture, I figured out after publishing it there was something missing.

The concept of purpose was something I wanted to explore deeply, and prove that an organization and its employees are better off with the dynamic duo of culture + purpose.

You could say that THE PURPOSE EFFECT is the sequel to FLAT ARMY.


Through the three years of writing THE PURPOSE EFFECT, I have discovered and proved my thesis that purpose is a very close partner of culture.

If the purpose of the organization and its team members is aligned—and the organization is operating in an open, collaborative and harmonious culture—it delivers the one-two punch of societal and organizational benefits. THE PURPOSE EFFECT is, therefore, not only a sequel but a companion to FLAT ARMY. It connects the dots between purpose and culture, and it solidifies the outcomes of an engaged organization, improving personal and organizational results.

goats2016In parallel, Denise (my infinitely better half) and I have three children (we call goats), now aged 13-, 10- and 9-years old. There is not a day that goes by where I am not thinking about the goats and their future.

I want nothing more for them than to either start an organization or work in an organization that spills over with purpose. As a parent, I hope THE PURPOSE EFFECT is being demonstrated in our household (by Denise and I) and in the organization where we have chosen to work. I hope our goats look up to both of us as role models of purpose.(less)
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“Employee Engagement: The state at which there is reciprocal trust between the employee and leadership to do what's right however, whenever and with whomever.”
Dan Pontefract, Flat Army: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization

“Open Leadership: the act of engaging others to influence and execute a coordinated and harmonious conclusion. ”
Dan Pontefract, Flat Army: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization

“purpose will play a much larger role, even to the point where it is a daily expression of who they are and why they exist as a business.”
Dan Pontefract, The Purpose Effect: Building Meaning In Yourself, Your role, and Your Organization

“Employee Engagement: The state at which there is reciprocal trust between the employee and leadership to do what's right however, whenever and with whomever.”
Dan Pontefract, Flat Army: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization

“Open Leadership: the act of engaging others to influence and execute a coordinated and harmonious conclusion. ”
Dan Pontefract, Flat Army: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization

“The Purpose Effect results in a higher calling, where individuals and organizations seek to improve society to benefit all stakeholders.”
Dan Pontefract, The Purpose Effect: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role, and Your Organization

“Each of us deserves a life where we get paid to fulfill our purpose, in an organization that consciously chooses to do good.”
Dan Pontefract, The Purpose Effect: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role, and Your Organization

“If work is to make a life the purpose of the organization might need to shift to include a greater degree of meaning.”
Dan Pontefract, The Purpose Effect: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role, and Your Organization




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