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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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Update #9 - Why Does A Business Exist & Profit-Making Explained July 12, 2016

Greetings!

Since the close of the campaign, I've been diligently writing on Chief Leadership Officer plus talking with potential publishers.  

Publishing Update

Thanks to your angel investment, the Campaign has certainly positioned me with better options to negotiate or go independently. Initial conversations with publishers are going well. Given my prior publishing experience and capacity to self-publish, I'm looking for an exceptional relationship. Time will tell. 

Writing Update

On the writing front, I admit it is always a struggle to write.  I tend to have 10x more to say than actually makes it into the book. Writing is such a time of thinking, researching and learning. I write for 4 or 5 hours one day; edit the content in half the next day, and then rewrite it all again the third day in order to produce a concise chapter with 1500 to 2000 words. William Faulkner is attributed as saying, "In writing, you must kill all your darlings." So true! It all feels so unproductive, yet consistency does eventually produce a chapter and, eventually, a manuscript.

“In writing, you must kill all your darlings.”
                        William Faulkner

Currently, I am writing about "Why business exists." This writing leans upon my On-Purpose® approach and books. Through the years, however, I recognize that we in the business community have tended to rely upon a shallow, incomplete understanding as stand-ins for true purpose and contribution to societal advancement. 

"Self-interest" is part of the free-enterprise system and Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations. We've come to a place where we have such an austere concept of "self-interest" that it has become a norm pressing dangerously into selfishness and self-aggrandizement.  The counteracting attempt is to speak in terms of "enlightened self-interest," a term similar to a benevolent dictator.  

Actually, "self-interest" is the right phrase once a more robust appreciation for it is personally developed and refined.  The ironic twist of human nature is that taking an interest in another person is part of self-interest. We give it names such as generosity, service, care and love.

Most of us, however, are so consumed paying bills as the focus of our "self-interest" that our marginal bandwidth of time, resources, and energy is depleting us into a cornered state of despair and self-preservation. We're so empty and living in scarcity that we sacrificially force ourselves to get beyond our immediate needs to serve our neighbors and the greater good. And we carry such a poverty of living into our businesses.

Serving society is not designed to be a compartmentalize activity allocated in the course of conducting business.  Rather, advancing the well being of society is the forgotten origins of business breathing life and meaning into every relationship, operational detail and line item on the financial statement... on-purpose. To jumble an old expression, "The tail has become our understanding of the dog."

The more I write Chief Leadership Officer, the more I abhor my perpetual 24/7 state of busyness and narrowing self interest into unhealthy individualism. Am I trading my precious health and relationships for the next deal and then the next in pursuit of fame and fortune for my own sake and "security" or for a greater good?  Writing stirs the soul!

My hope is that Chief Leadership Officer will help us all lead with greater confidence into the emerging Age of Purpose and to be profit-makers in the fullest meaning of the word. As forward facing as this book is, it actually draws upon many
forgotten (archaic!) principles of the past by casting them into a contemporary context and language. I feel a great sense of responsibility to get this book right. I also feel a need to get it done! Writing is a high risk investment. Your participation helps mitigate a portion of that.

Your continued prayers and support are deeply appreciated. 

Be On-Purpose!
Kevin