15 Jul '12, 9am

Leading with higher purpose: United Stationers CEO Dick Gochnauer

Nature of Business radio, created and hosted by Chrissy Coughlin, is a weekly show on business and environment. This week on Nature of Business, I spoke with Dick Gochnauer, former CEO of United Stationers, Inc -- the first conversation of my four-part series "Leading with Higher Ambition." This series builds upon my February conversation with Michael Beer, author of Higher Ambition: How Great Leaders Create Economic and Social Value . Dick led the charge at United Stationers from 2002 until 2011 and we discussed his tenure -- where he succeeded in drastically turning the company around, both financially and culturally, by teaching his employees to fall back in love with their base business by creating a culture of empowerment and purpose. When Dick came on board as CEO, United Stationers was in trouble in the economic sense as well as in terms of morale, so he spent four ...

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