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Career Check-In: The power of purpose

Creating a sense of personal well-being and job satisfaction, for you and your team. | Career Check-In

Date and Time
22 May 2024
13:00 - 14:00
Not Specified
Director’s Circle
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£ 20
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Join us as we explore the transformative power of purpose, contribution and connection to sustained well-being. We draw on ground-breaking research highlighting the shift from transient happiness to ensuring satisfaction in our work – and wider life.

This session will prove a revelation for professionals in their personal career planning and manager who are exploring how to motivate their team.

We will cover goal setting exercises from globally recognised UGM Consulting, which draw on leading research from the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard on what drives well-being and motivation.

These powerful approaches can be used individually or as a team to create a sense of meaning, drive and rounded satisfaction. This approach is especially powerful when connected to a clearly defined company purpose, but are flexible enough to deliver value in any setting. They draw on organisation-wide purpose, divisional or team activity, and personal factors.

Clarity on your personal values will help prepare for this session, covered in our previous Career Check-In. You can review this content on using your values to ‘Stay Authentic as your Progress your Career‘.

This session will be led by leadership expert Dr Malcolm McGregor. It will cover:

  • happiness vs well-being, and what drives each one;
  • revelatory findings of work-place research on job satisfaction;
  • connecting organisational purpose to personal efforts (& what to do where purpose is not clearly defined);
  • step to consider and apply to your own and your team’s career planning.

This virtual event is free to Full and Directors’ Circle members. It will also include an opportunity for Q&A and sharing experience with other members of our network, under Chatham House rule.


Dr Malcolm McGregor

Head of Leadership Development, WB Directors

Malcolm’s background is in UK food retailing, where he worked for 10 years, before leaving to take up a role as an international leadership consultant that has spanned twenty-five years. Working across multiple sectors and diverse organisations, Malcolm specialises in executive coaching; team and Board facilitation and the design and delivery of leadership programmes.

Malcolm’s passion is on helping individuals and teams deliver their maximum impact for both organisational and career success. As a result, he invests significant time in academic institutions to ensure the latest evidence-based research is used to inform his practice.

Malcolm has spent 10 years as an associate and Ambassador with WB Directors, delivering their flagship C-Suite leadership programme. He currently lives in Edinburgh and is a keen walker, swimmer and cyclist. In his spare time he enjoys his garden and being an active singer with the Gilbert and Sullivan chorus.