Business leaders in the Conscious Capitalism network are committed to demonstrating what it means to have a purpose beyond profit, cultivating their conscious leadership and culture throughout their business’s entire ecosystem, and focusing on long-termism by prioritizing stakeholder orientation instead of shareholder primacy.
Join Alexander McCobin, CEO of Conscious Capitalism, Inc., as he dives into the tenets of the philosophy and how it takes shape at businesses across the globe. This session we will be specifically focusing on how it's taken shape at LAZ Parking under Al's Leadership.
This half-hour session is designed to introduce you to the philosophy of Conscious Capitalism while rooting the philosophy in a business leader's journey.
In the summer of 1981, Alan Lazowski was working on a plan to make some money before his senior year at the University of Connecticut. With a small loan from his grandfather, he began parking cars at a restaurant in downtown Hartford, CT. By summer’s end, he was managing five parking locations and 30 employees.
Today with his original partners and lifelong friends, Jeff Karp and Michael Harth, Al is the driving personality behind the incredible company culture that continues to make LAZ Parking the fastest-growing parking company in the United States.
With a devotion to family and as the son of Holocaust survivors, Al Laz strongly believes that he has “an obligation to give back.” A popular and well-respected philanthropist, Al has given time and money to various charitable efforts, and in 2009, he started the LAZ Parking Charitable Foundation.
Al continues to drive LAZ Parking forward by splitting his time between the home office and working at locations around the country.
His proudest accomplishment is helping people grow and succeed by guiding LAZ to be one of the largest parking companies in the United States. His advice to employees? “Never Ever Give Up!”
Alexander is CEO of Conscious Capitalism, Inc., dedicated to elevating humanity by improving the practice and perception of business. In his youth, Alexander’s entrepreneurial drive led him to start and run several businesses, both for profit and nonprofit. During college, though, he didn’t see business as a way to change the world, he thought the way to do that was through academia. So he began a PhD program in Philosophy at Georgetown University. As he began to work on a dissertation regarding corporate moral responsibility, he attended the first Conscious Capitalism Annual Conference in 2013, where he was inspired by business leaders dedicated to changing the world. Within a year, he left Georgetown without the PhD and dedicated himself to running one of the businesses he had started during undergrad. Before he joined CCI’s staff, he turned that organization into a multimillion dollar operation.
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