It was exciting to be with 20 Riders from the Ride to Conquer Cancer as we rang the opening bell for the Toronto Stock Exchange. The TMX is the centre of financial capital in Canada, but the Riders who were out this morning represent the best of “Passion Capital” in our ambition to Conquer Cancer In Our Lifetime. Hope the market is up today! #passioncapital #BNN #passion @thepmcf @alofs
BNN TV hosted David Shaw of Knightsbridge and me at noon on May 1st where anchor Catherine Murray helped us with the extraordinary year 2 launch of this national award. Very excited by the fact we already have 25 Passion Capital nominees and the program has just gone live! Knightsbridge and BNN are to be congratulated for taking the concept of Passion Capital and turning the book into this very creative and unique Canadian award. You can watch the video by clicking on the link below. If you watch this and can think of a company or organization that should be nominated, please go to the website http://www.canadaspassioncapitalists.com and follow the very simple process for nomination. Looking for a diverse and record number of nominees for this year. The Passion Capital grows for Canada’s Passion Capitalists Awards!
Dr. Frankl wrote beautifully on finding purpose and meaning in life. To summarize, he said we find meaning in 3 ways: 1. Our relationships; 2. Our work, and 3. The way we respond to adversity. Today, I am paying tribute to a dear friend and co-worker at her funeral, who recently passed away from cancer. She brought great meaning and purpose to her own life and to the lives of those around her. Lynn Douglas was passionate about her family and committed to her work. Her courage in the face of a long difficult journey battling cancer was inspirational. Lynn Douglas was a Passion Capitalist of the first order. So long Lynn…..I miss you already.
I was thrilled and honored to do the opening keynote address at the HR West Conference in San Francisco yesterday. After a passionate and personal introduction by long term conference leader Gary Purece, I addressed 500+ human resource professionals on Passion Capital. I finished each of the 7 building blocks of Passion Capital with a specific call-to-action for human resource practioners.( These 7 call-to-action points can be found in the blog posting below this one). I was delighted by the energy and reception of the group. Following a lively Q+A session, I signed my book until all copies on hand were sold out. Passion Capital resonates with HR folks! Thanks to Lisa, Steve, and Gary for the invitation to speak and for the hospitality! Hope there are 500 new Passion Capitalists in California this morning!!! Thanks HR West!
1. Write a Creed statement for your company and carve it in stone.
2. Buy a petrie dish for every leader to remind them daily of how they nurture your culture.
3. Write “courage” into all job descriptions and performance appraisals.
4. Build your brand by tackling your toughest challenge as your very first priority every day.
5. “Insource” don’t “outsource” Passion.
6. Get a “job jar” for your desk. Plan with SPOT not SWOT.
7. Be the leader of “Persistence management” not “Change Management”.
Sometimes your Passion SHOUTS and somtimes it whispers.
So, OWN, INVEST AND SHARE your Passion Capital. Own the world’s most valuable asset!
One year ago on April 12th, we launched Canada’s most ambitious healthcare challenge to raise $1 Billion for Personalized Cancer Medicine. In the first year of our 5 year plan, we delivered $243 million! This financial capital was built on “Passion Capital”. Our Creed is “To Conquer Cancer in Our Lifetime”. Thanks to all of our leaders, supporters, donors and staff for a BRILLIANT and PASSIONATE first year! #philanthropy #passioncapital #thepmcf #passion #cancer. Check www.ibelieveit.ca