"Common Purpose’s proposition around leadership and Cultural Intelligence is cutting edge, speaking to the heart of the leadership challenge of society today."
In 2017, Common Purpose delivered programmes for 5,060 leaders
In 55 cities
They came from 116 countries
Representing 1,182 organizations and 55 universities
They join over 75,000 Common Purpose Alumni worldwide
Leading beyond traditional spheres of authority and taking greater responsibility for the whole
Crossing divides and thriving in multiple cultures
Strengthening purpose and broadening horizons to create impact in cities and communities
"In our ever more complex and interconnected world which has no obvious historical parallel, Common Purpose has developed a breakthrough idea about the importance of cultural intelligence (CQ) in order to navigate both this new world and its contradictions. It has important implications and raises questions about our current systems for those of us involved in educating and developing our future global citizens."
Making links between different people to achieve a shared goal
Crossing boundaries to tackle complex problems
Developing deep relationships across a diverse mix of people
"Common Purpose is quite unique in that it provides a cross-sector platform to engage, empower and inspire people from the private, public and not-for-profit sectors to combine efforts and make cities work better."
“Leadership today is about understanding people, events and circumstances – the more you understand them, the greater your ability to impact upon them, and Common Purpose gives you this understanding.”
Navigating complex situations involving multiple stakeholders
Making decisions based on an informed, broad viewpoint
Minimising the impact of pre-judgement on decisions
"The Common Purpose programme took me out of my academic discipline silo and challenged me to work with people I would never normally. It forced me to truly understand where people are coming from, what their worldview is and how to effectively work with such a diverse group. This has hugely benefitted my work at Boston Consulting Group and future career plans in China."
Applying fresh solutions to existing problems
Innovating by leveraging diversity
Creating lasting change in organizations, cities and communities
"This has been wonderful overall. I have been challenged and inspired equally. I feel more prepared than ever before to launch my ideas into the world!"