Conscious Leadership

Elevating Humanity Through Business

John Mackey, Steve McIntosh, Carter Phipps

Portfolio, September 2020

John Mackey started a movement when he founded Whole Foods, bringing natural, organic food to the masses and not only changing the market, but breaking the mold. Now, for the first time, 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.

Conscious Leadership demystifies strategies that have helped Mackey shepherd Whole Foods through four decades of incredible growth and innovation, including its recent sale to Amazon. Each chapter will challenge you 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.

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About the Author

John Mackey is the CEO and cofounder of Whole Foods Market, cofounder of the nonprofit Conscious Capitalism, Inc., and coauthor of Conscious Capitalism. He has devoted his life to selling natural and organic foods and building a better business model.

Steve McIntosh is the author of Developmental Politics (Paragon House, 2020) and the president and cofounder of the Institute for Cultural Evolution.
Carter Phipps is the author of Evolutionaries (Harper Perennial, 2012) and cofounder of the Institute for Cultural Evolution, a nonprofit social policy institute.