Purpose Jobs, the largest community of purpose-driven professionals, announced Greenleaf Trust President and CEO, Michael Odar, had been named to the list of best purpose-driven CEOs in 2023.
These CEOs were nominated and selected based on the following criteria: communication and transparency, strategy and vision, high EQ and empathy, high integrity and commitment to purpose-driven leadership.
“One of my primary goals in my role is ensuring everyone who works at Greenleaf Trust feels included, like part of a team,” said Michael Odar. “As President and CEO, I understand that inclusion and vulnerability come from the top of the organization, and I’m committed to creating a workplace where people feel valued, like they can be themselves, like they are included. Then they can take that feeling and share it to make a positive impact on our teammates, clients and our community.”
According to Gartner, 82% of employees in 2023 say it’s important for their organization to see them as a person, not just an employee. Job seekers and current employees alike want to bring their authentic selves to work, and that includes their purpose and values.
“As a CEO, there’s a great responsibility to lead the company in one direction or another. The ones who lead with purpose find higher talent retention rates, better business outcomes and higher satisfaction,” said Ryan Landau, founder and CEO of Purpose Jobs. “The future of work is purpose-driven, and these CEOs are amazing examples of how powerful that kind of leadership is.”
About Greenleaf Trust
With offices in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Birmingham, Bay Harbor, Traverse City and Midland, Greenleaf Trust is an independent Michigan-chartered trust-only bank, exclusively focused on wealth management, trust and estate administration, and administration of company-sponsored retirement plans. Through our unique, client-centric team approach, we provide highly personal and customized client service, with no conflicts of interest, to ensure our clients’ financial security from generation to generation. www.greenleaftrust.com
About Purpose Jobs
Founded in 2016 in Detroit, Michigan, Purpose Jobs is a media and events company focused on the modern job seeker. Through custom content creation and events, Purpose Jobs help purpose-driven companies in the Midwest and beyond share their stories and connect with modern talent who are looking for meaningful work and people-first employers. Their community is open to job seekers, entrepreneurs, tech enthusiasts, community builders and innovators who are driven by purpose. For more information, visit www.purpose.jobs.