“This is the book I’ve been waiting for my entire career.

Thoughtfully structured and beautifully written, Conscious Leadership is filled with depth and wisdom. It’s true brilliance is how it meets the reader with powerful real-world examples anchored in actionable insights. This should be required reading for anyone who is serious about leading in the 21st century.

—Rand Stagen, CEO of the Stagen Leadership Academy

About the Book

Carter Phipps teams up with Whole Foods CEO John Mackey and his Institute for Cultural Evolution cofounder Steve McIntosh for this follow-up to the bestselling Conscious Capitalism—revealing what it takes to lead a purpose-driven, sustainable business. The result, as former Trader Joe’s president Doug Rauch puts it, is a book that “clearly integrates the world of personal growth and the world of business, presenting a path forward that each of us can travel to fulfill our highest purpose.

Conscious Leadership closely explores the vision, virtues, and mindset that have informed Mackey’s own leadership journey, providing a roadmap for innovative, value-based leadership—in business and in society. It also draws on Phipps’ and McIntosh’s decades of immersion in personal growth, integral philosophy, and cultural change. Each chapter challenges readers to rethink conventional business wisdom through anecdotes, case studies, profiles of conscious leaders, and innovative techniques for self-development, culminating in an empowering call to action for entrepreneurs and trailblazers—to step up as leaders who see beyond the bottom line. It is, as Conscious Capitalism co-author Raj Sisodia writes, “destined to become a classic of the genre.”

What People Are Saying

“Living proof that we don’t have to choose between purpose and profits.

Adam Grant, 

New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals, and host of the TED podcast WorkLife

“In a changing world, businesses that hope to thrive will need leadership to take them there. Conscious Leadership defines a path forward for all of us looking to lead the way.

Mark Cuban, 

Owner of the Dallas Mavericks

“John Mackey is one of the greatest leaders I have had the privilege of learning from. Conscious Leadership is an essential guide to rethinking what capable, compassionate leadership truly looks like and why it is essential to success in today’s business world

—Randi Zuckerberg

Author of Pick Three and Dot Complicated

“Through aligning personal obligations with the collective gain, Concious Leadership demonstrates how value can simultaneously be compounded on both the balance sheets of our souls and bank accounts.

—Matthew McConaughey

Academy Award winner and father

“Conscious Leadership illustrates the values and virtues that define the mindset of extraordinary leaders. True leadership is a neverending journey, and this visionary book is an invaluable companion for the road.

—Jamie Dimon

chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase 

“This inspiring new book provides a new vision for leading with purpose, love and integrity to create dynamic organizations that ultimately serve society.

—Bill George

senior fellow, Harvard Business School, former chair and CEO of Medtronic, and author of Discover Your True North

“This is the book I’ve been waiting for my entire career. Required reading for anyone who is serious about leading in the twenty-first century.

—Rand Stagen

CEO of the Stagen Leadership Academy

About Carter

CARTER PHIPPS is an author, speaker, and thought leader who works at the intersection of business, personal development, and culture. His books include Conscious Leadership (Portfolio, 2020), coauthored with Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey and Steve McIntosh, and Evolutionaries (Harper Perennial, 2012). Carter hosts the Thinking Ahead podcast, and is cofounder and Managing Director of the Institute for Cultural Evolution, a social policy think-tank. He lives in Denver, Colorado.

About Carter

Carter Phipps is an author, journalist, speaker, leader, and consultant. His work has focused on understanding the nature of both individual and cultural development. With his writings, dialogues, an interviews, he has been a contributor to the emerging “integral” or “evolutionary” cultural movement which combines the insights of Integral Philosophy, evolutionary science, developmental psychology, and the social sciences. He is the co-founder of the Institute for Cultural Evolution, a non-profit social policy institute, whose mission is to bring new insights on the evolution of culture to the arena of politics and social policy.

He lives in California.

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