[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ez3OsMJ77EI&rel=0[/embed] “When you are engaged in a passion, you have a different definition of failure. You are often more resilient.”

Working with some of the most iconic business entrepreneurs of our time, Thompson has learned that leadership’s job is to manage “meaning.” Thompson contends that rewarding people with opportunities to learn and be recognized for merit gives a sense of meaning to the best and brightest employees and is truly what employee engagement is all about.

In this presentation, Thompson shares leadership tales from a range of modern-day legends: Steve Jobs, Charles Schwab and Sir Richard Branson. Though the names are certainly familiar, Thompson shares stories that are not quite what you would expect.

Mark Thompson is a New York Times bestselling author, an executive coach to Fortune 500 C-level leaders and CEO and cofounder of Virgin Unite Mentors, Sir Richard Branson’s network for executive coaching and entrepreneurial innovation.

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See what Thompson had to say after THINK 14 here.