Today I watched Casey Gerald’s speech to the Harvard Business School class of 2014. His message touched on the commitment one makes to transform their life, their world. His message was simple; We’ve got more work to do.
His call to action – We’ve got more work to do – was a combination of Dr. King’s “I have a dream” and JFK’s “ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country. It was inspired by a life altering moment that caused him to stop being afraid and to begin living by giving.
Casey challenged his class to become who they could be. I believe his message was one of hope for 21st century business leaders, empowering them to succeed by empowering their stakeholders. As a CSR Strategist, I appreciated his underlying message of hope and empowerment. Apply that to business and brand ambassadors are born. Turnover is reduced, loyalty is strengthened, and business leaders can save a city and their business.
Casey’s message is simple. The biggest sign of hope is within us to become a pioneer of unsolved challenges. It is within us to commit to tomorrow’s frontier and to embrace work that the whole world depends.
Simple. Don’t just make a living. Make a life.