7H LADDER FOR PURPOSE-BASED LEADERSHIP

The video below is a 20-minute presentation about the 7H Ladder for Purpose-based Leadership, developed and narrated by the creator of the Ladder

If you don't have the time for the video, view or download a short summary about the Ladder here.

THE STORY OF HOW THE 7H LADDER EVOLVED

The inspiration for The 7H Ladder© came many years ago in a speech delivered by Luis Montoya, then President of PepsiCo Latin America Beverages, and a visionary, people-centered leader. He talked about the importance of using your head, heart, and hands in all that you do as a person. Over two decades, I used that foundation, built upon it, expanded it to include humility and humanity, and applied it to a company.

 

The amazing Indra Nooyi, former CEO of PepsiCo, reinforced the importance of head, heart, and hands in her leadership by example for the nearly 300,000 PepsiCo associates across the globe.

 

The ladder is the culmination (at least so far) of many years of mentorship, learning, personal and professional development, thousands of pages of research, and opportunities which I was fortunate to have over the course of my career.

 

In 2022, I was describing the Ladder to Anogie Joseph-Erameh, at KKR Investments, when he suggested the sixth “H”—Hunger! In the same year, my wife (the source of many brilliant ideas), suggested that a seventh “H”—Harmony—might complete the model!