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Kevin W. McCarthy

Kevin W. McCarthy

Winter Park, Florida

Kevin W. McCarthy pioneered the conversation about purpose starting in the late 1980s. His books The On-Purpose Person (1992, 2009) and The On-Purpose Business Person (1998, 2013) provide readers a fully integrated life–work approach.

Kevin holds an MBA from The Darden School at the University of Virginia, and a BS in Business and Economics from Lehigh University.

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Integrating Business, Marketing, Sales, Strategy | Author, Professional Keynote Speaker

Why America's Chief Leadership Officer? Leadership is ageless and essential, but an underdeveloped competency in the Digital Age and beyond when most needed. It is deeply personal, yet profoundly expressive through businesses and organizations. And, it starts with purpose—the answer to "Why ...?" 

Most know me as the author of the leadership books
The On-Purpose Person The On-Purpose Business Person. Pioneering the purpose conversation started for me in the late 1980s and continues today as I speak, write, and consult. On-Purpose® is my approach; more importantly, it is my call to eradicate meaninglessness, articulate purpose and help people be on-purpose. 
I'm a long-time business owner with a classic business education and entrepreneurial experience, but a gracious iconoclast about Corporate America and business, in general. For all its services rendered there's a dark side of destruction and disengagement. On-Purpose affords us to profit the world and gain our souls! Chief Leadership Officer extends this message and directs to the influencers of today and tomorrow.

Chief Leadership Officer challenges the previously unchallenged: the title, role, power, and posture of the CEO.  Every business book being read today assumes a CEO-style led business. What if a CEO-led business is the problem and everything else is a symptom?
I relate to profit-makers, those who build-out ideas, take risks, make decisions, engage teams, and responsibly make their greater contribution to others. My unique gift—where most see chaos or confusion, I see repeating patterns against an invisible framework called On-Purpose that makes it all make more sense. I'm a leadership and organizational development designer with decades of evidence that On-Purpose works, really well. And I'm a written and spoken word communicator who actually writes his own books.

I am America's Chief Leadership Officer because we're heading into a new era—the Age of Purpose where leading trumps execution. The movement needs voice, a point person to cut the first path and invite others to follow and improve upon it. Prediction: CLOs will replace CEOs. Told you I am an iconoclast, who is preparing the leaders of tomorrow, on-purpose.
Learn a bit more about being on-purpose below by watching this video produced by The Big Thinker Series.  

Additional Information about Kevin W. McCarthy is available here:

On-Purpose.com (http://on-purpose.com/kevin-w-mccarthy/)
LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinwmccarthy)

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Success! Chief Leadership Officer has already sold 379 pre-orders , was pitched to 34 publishers , and is in discussions with publishers .

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Update #3 - 25% of the Minimum Goal! June 5, 2016

Exciting news!  As of this morning, we've broken through to 25% of the minimum goal.  Thank you!

The reception to the book is fascinating!  The concept of a CLO has intrigue but we're so accustomed to CEOs that the specific need may not yet be realized.  I am very confident that the tide will turn on the CEO-run business approach and shift to the CLO-led approach.  Chief Leadership Officer plants a seed.  I just can't tell you how long it will be until the fruit is visible on the tree!

Part of the challenge I have as a visionary or futurist is to bring people along with me into the future. With Purpose I was 25 years ahead of the market.  With Strategic Story™ I was fifteen years ahead. With On-Purpose® I'm still ahead.  Chief Leadership Officer is designed to bring the leader along the CLO path in a fun, yet disruptive way.  As I walk readers into the future I anticipate their awareness of the CEO-system will create a growing discontentment.  CLO will become the more apparent and holistic answer.

A "thought launch" has many of the qualities of a product launch except it is held in the mind and heart rather than a thing held in the hands.  Being the thought leader for this feels quite isolated and alone which is all the more reason why your preorder is such an encouragement.  You've demonstrated trust in me and shown you're willing to come along for the ride or at least cheer me on for my ride!  Thanks!

Let me suggest, if you haven't already, download and read the opening chapters: Access The Prologue and Chapters 1-4 PDF Here. They set up the CLO Precepts.  As they're written now, here is a sneak peak of them but give me grace to change them as the book moves toward completition.

    1.    The Age of Purpose
    2.    Why a Business Exists
    3.    What is Profit, Really
    4.    The Language of Leadership
    5.    Every Person is a Leader
    6.    The 3 Lives of Leaders
    7.    Compete Competency

Each CLO Precepts provides both a basis for why CLOs are the future as well a model, tool or lesson to inform those of us who lead.

Be On-Purpose!
Kevin