The Power of Purpose: Find Meaning, Live Longer, Better

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What really matters?  How should we grapple with the many political, economic, medical, and spiritual crises we seem to encounter on a daily basis?  What can we count on when everything around us seems so ephemeral?  Coach, leadership legend and vitality expert Richard Leider argues that purpose is the answer to all of these questions.  When all else seems unknowable or fleeting, purpose give us the will to live.  In the end, it's all we can control.

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Overview

What really matters?  How should we grapple with the many political, economic, medical, and spiritual crises we seem to encounter on a daily basis?  What can we count on when everything around us seems so ephemeral?  Coach, leadership legend and vitality expert Richard Leider argues that purpose is the answer to all of these questions.  When all else seems unknowable or fleeting, purpose give us the will to live.  In the end, it's all we can control.

Leider examines the critical importance of a sense of purpose in achieving a full, productive, and contributory working life, and explains how finding purpose is the key to living both longer and better.  He offers a detailed, practical process for finding your calling. Concise and easy to read, based on many interviews with people of all ages, and including numerous stories of people living on purpose, The Power of Purpose guides readers toward discovering the purposes they already have within them.

The second edition of this bestselling book has reworked multiple chapters to include powerful new stories and lessons learned by the author.  It also emphasizes new techniques and methods for detecting and determining purpose, research demonstrating the documented medical connections between purpose and longevity, and survey results of fulfilled individuals who discovered that, in retrospect, meaning trumped money (and everything else) in their lives.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605095233
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/10/2010
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 333,190
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.58 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Leider is consistently rated as one of the top executive educators and coaches in the world. He is ranked by Forbes as one of the"Top 5" most respected executive coaches and by Linkage as one of the "Top 50" executive coaches in America. Founder and Chairman of The Inventure Group, a coaching and consulting firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Leider has a worldwide practice working with many leading organizations such as Ameriprise, Caterpillar, Habitat for Humanity, MetLife, Pfizer and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He is on the faculty of executive education programs at Duke Corporate Education, the University of Minnesota Carlson School's Executive Development Center and the Harvard Business School's General Management Program. As a speaker and seminar leader, he has taught over 100,000 executives from 50 corporations worldwide.  Leider is the author of Something to Live For, Claiming Your Place at the Fire, Repacking Your Bags, and Whistle While You Work.
 

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  • Posted May 18, 2010

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    New Edition, advancing and deepening the conversation

    Richard Leider's second edition of The Power of Purpose, published in May 2010, is an essential read for anyone seeking to discover or clarify their life's purpose. In true introspective style, Richard gives us many thought-provoking questions to contemplate. I read the entire book, noting the questions that were resonating and challenging, and then went back, reflecting on the questions I had identified. The Power of Purpose is relevant for any age but this book served my own interest in purposeful aging, expanding and deepening the conversations we have with ourselves and with others. As Richard says, purpose is a gift, and this book is truly a gift to anyone seeking to find meaning in their work and in their lives.

    14 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2012

    Disappointing

    There needs to be a breakthrough, someone in the vangard, who can analyze society in new ways and help us find ourselves in the chaos of an emergent global village. Someone like Freud in "Love and Work" or Cleaver in "Soul on Ice". This book is a rehash of the last 30 years of guided imagery. A real disppointment.

    5 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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