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How The CEO of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Uses Stories To Create Connection

Discover the Secrets of Purpose-Driven Leadership from Dr. James Downing, CEO of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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The Leader’s Toolkit is a weekly guest deep dive around a specific topic to help make you a better leader. Today’s 15 minute video is with Dr. James Downing, an inspiring leader and the CEO of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, renowned for his visionary approach in connecting people to their work and creating a culture of purpose and inspiration. In this episode we cover the importance of leadership in connecting people to their work, creating a purpose-driven culture, and the significance of continuous learning and leadership development

As the CEO of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Dr. Downing implemented strategies like clearly defined values, storytelling, and recognition to foster a purpose-driven culture and break down hierarchical barriers.

Dr. Downing put into practice strategies at St. Jude's, such as clearly defined values, regular communication through town halls and events, and recognizing employees' contributions to the organization's mission. Dr. Downing reveals the power of storytelling and how it can bring work impact to life, while also humanizing leadership and breaking down hierarchical barriers.

This episode is full of inspiration, practical strategies, and a fresh perspective on connecting people to their work, delve into the heart of purpose-driven leadership and discover how you can create a profound connection between your team members and the work they do.

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