1st Edition

DreamMakers Innovating for the Greater Good

By Michele Hunt Copyright 2017
    224 Pages
    by Routledge

    224 Pages
    by Routledge

    DreamMakers: Innovating for the Greater Good profiles stories of businesses, cross-sector initiatives and movements and whole communities that are collaborating to create a flourishing world. They all share attitudes and beliefs that transcend: who they are, where they live, or their individual circumstances.

    The book provides a new definition of success, shares the stories of a number of businesses and communities and examines how the people that lead these successful organizations have made a significant difference. Stories come from people based in very different types of industries and sectors, such as Waka Waka, a company that is helping to address 'energy poverty' for millions of families across the globe, Menlo Innovations, a socially innovative technology company which embeds 'Joy' as a business proposition, and the hugely successful cross-sector global movement, B Corporation.These people share how they are innovating for the greater good and making their personal hopes and dreams come true. They share their results and what they have learned. Their compelling stories are instructive as well as inspirational. They share the defining moments in their lives that shaped the insights, perspectives and the decisions that lead them on their journey. They go into detail about the actions they are taking to help transform their organizations, communities to enable them to innovate for the greater good. They show us that by taking personal responsibility to change our lives, businesses and our communities, we contribute to changing our world.

    Table of Contents Part One: Business an Agent of World Benefit

    WakaWaka: Share the Sun ,The Wind Tree, A Writer, a Poet and a Wind Tree     

    Menlo Innovations: Joy, Inc. Fairmount Santrol: Boldly Different

    Herman Miller:  My Journey Through Camelot   

    Part Two:  Blurring the Lines:

    EAT: Food for Thought to Save the WorldRid-All: “Green in the Ghetto”

    Western Reserve Land Conservancy: From Vacancy to VitalityJunior Enterprisers Worldwide Movement

    Part Three: We the People: A Brand New Story  


    Michele Hunt is a Transformation Catalyst and Strategic Advisor on leadership and organizational development and strategic communications. She helps leaders transform their cultures into vision-led, values-based, high-performance organizations. Michele is also a keynote speaker at conferences and meetings. Michele was appointed by President Clinton as Director of the Federal Quality Institute, a bi-partisan initiative Reinventing Government: Creating a Government that Works Better & Cost Less led by Vice President Gore. She previously served on the executive leadership team of Herman Miller, a Fortune 500 company, as Corporate Vice President For People, under the leadership of Max De Pree. She served nine years with the Michigan Department of Corrections as the state s first female Deputy Warden of Programs for Rehabilitation in a male prison. She serves on the advisory boards of the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, and the David L Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry at the Stiller School of Management, Champlain College, Images and Voices of Hope, (IVOH), and the Detroit Windsor Dance Academy.