President of Authentic Leadership Institute and author of Leading from Purpose
Nick Craig is the President and Founder of the Core Leadership Institute (CLI). Over the past 10+ years, CLI has helped nearly 20,000 leaders discover their purpose. In 2007, Nick began collaborating with Professor Bill George at Harvard Business School to co-author Finding your True North: A Personal Guide, which became the course book for the Harvard Business School MBA class Authentic Leadership Development (ALD). Nick is also the co-author of the 2014 Harvard Business Review article “From Purpose to Impact” with Scott Snook, Senior Lecturer at the Harvard Business School. Nick’s expertise in purposeful leadership has been sought out by corporate and academic organizations ranging from The LEGO® Group and Ben & Jerry’s, to the United States Military Academy at West Point. His insights from working with these organizations are captured in his 2018 book Leading From Purpose. The Harvard Business School case study, “Unilever’s Paul Polman: Developing Global Leaders” features Nick’s work with Unilever. Over the past year, Nick has developed a robust virtual delivery system for CLI’s programming, launched the “Leading From Purpose” podcast series, and created a thriving community for CLI program alumni through monthly engagement sessions.
Executives everywhere are having to re-evaluate their purpose and re-establish their resolve, building a new set of muscles to lead. True leadership is being the author of your own story, whilst staying true to your values. Holding on to that central purpose, that constant in a sea of changes, will allow leaders to thrive, even as the rulebooks are being rewritten before our eyes.