People-Driven Leaders

People-Driven Leaders take a different approach to business success, helping their people be their best selves, so they can do their best work. While these leaders have common learnings and philosophies, each has a unique and compelling story to share.

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Jeremy Robinson

Jeremy Robinson

Vice President, Organizational Effectiveness
AdventHealth

“My search for a niche was about more than just, 'How can I make an impact today' It felt much more of, 'How am I’m going to leave a legacy for the organization? Where’s the place where I’m going to do something that’s truly going to make a difference for others, and it’s something that I feel extraordinarily passionate about?”

Joan Burke

Joan Burke

Chief People Officer
DocuSign

“Each high-potential HR professional should have an organizing principle – a point of view that’s their true north toward which everything they do and stand for are pointed. It becomes part of their brand as they mature and their careers develop.”

“Each high-potential HR professional should have an organizing principle – a point of view that’s their true north toward which everything they do and stand for are pointed. It becomes part of their brand as they mature and their careers develop.”

Joan Burke

Chief People Officer DocuSign

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What is a People-Driven Leader?

People-driven leaders put people at the center of everything they do. 

They know that attracting, engaging, developing, and retaining happy and successful people is critical to achieve organizational success. Above all, they embrace a new way of thinking best described as People Success.

In a People Success culture, employees bring their best selves to work and do their best work. A strategy built on this foundation empowers people at all levels of an organization to pursue and support one another’s happiness, development, and performance. It’s an essential paradigm for creating high-performance organizations.

To be a people-driven leader requires compassion, emotional intelligence, and a growth mindset. These leaders also possess vision and determination to champion significant innovation and inspire others to join in.

"While these leaders have common learnings and philosophies, each has a unique and compelling story to share."

This project is an exploration of how this group of people-driven leaders developed their personal qualities and abilities. By speaking with some of the leaders we admire most — across industries, regions, and backgrounds — we’ll begin to answer the questions, How do they think? Where do they come from? And, How can future leaders adopt a people-driven mindset, and change the trajectory of their organizations?

While these leaders have common learnings and philosophies, each has a unique and compelling story to share. Follow along as we uncover what makes this unique group tick, and lay the path to shaping the next generation of people-driven leaders.