The Fourth Bottom Line: Flourishing in the era of compassionate leadership, Paul Hargreaves


Paul Hargreaves

In this podcast, Shane speaks to Paul Hargreaves about his most recent book, The Fourth Bottom Line: Flourishing in the era of compassionate leadership.

In the book, using a mix of stories, quotes and case studies, Paul goes through 50 essential leadership qualities every leader needs in order to drive positive change in their organisations.

Paul discusses why he chose to include certain qualities and why he believes they are essential qualities of leadership. He also discusses his background, his plans for the future, and as his book has been released for a while now, he speaks on the feedback he has received and what sort of impact his book has had.

About Paul

Paul Hargreaves is on a mission to help businesses make a positive difference in the world and reverse some of the injustices which are increasing year by year. He is the CEO of Cotswold Fayre, who supply retail outlets across the UK and Ireland with artisan food.

Cotswold Fayre is one of the founding UK B Corporations – companies that meet the highest standards of overall social and environmental performance and in their recent recertification achieved one of the highest B Corp scores for FMCG companies in the UK.

As well as continuing as CEO of a rapidly growing business, Paul is a B Corp ambassador and professional speaker, who inspires and equips organisations of all sizes to find their purpose and do their part to create a better world.

For years, Paul has also invested time and company resources into an orphanage and schools in Western Kenya, one of the poorest parts of the world.

His first book Forces for Good was named Management Today’s second top ‘Business Book to Read in 2019’ and covers some of the changes UK businesses need to make in order to create a better world.

About Shane

Shane is currently interning with Irish Tech News. He is in his third year of studying Journalism at NUI Galway where he also studies IT and has an interest in programming and web development.

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