Powered by Purpose: Identify Your Values, Discover Your Purpose, and Build Success for Life!

Powered by Purpose: Identify Your Values, Discover Your Purpose, and Build Success for Life!

by Scott Deming

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Powered by Purpose: Identify Your Values, Discover Your Purpose, and Build Success for Life! by Scott Deming


A rousing call to transform your business through the power of values and purpose

According to consultant, coach, and speaker Scott Deming, you and your company, your foundation, or any organization you belong to have the power to truly affect change, but too often you focus on policies and procedures instead of values and purpose. And without values and purpose, your power and your ability to influence go to waste or even become destructive.

Deming developed a philosophy from his earliest days as an advertising and marketing executive that was based on three core values his parents taught him: honesty, integrity, and respect for humanity. From that foundation, he realized his purpose: to help businesses—big and small, old and new—create lasting, meaningful brands by focusing on what matters most to them and to those they serve. His love of business—the fact that someone can have an idea and use passion, smarts, and hard work to make a go of it—propels his drive to return you and your organization to the right formula for success: viewing values and purpose as the essentials.

Powered by Purpose deftly integrates conceptual knowledge with case studies and Deming’s firsthand experiences. The result is an engaging work that shows you how to identify your values, declare your purpose, surround yourself with others of like mind, and then communicate that purpose to the world in a manner laced with emotion, relevance, and intrigue.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626341258
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press
Publication date: 10/14/2014
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 869,684
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author


In his thirty-plus-year career, Scott Deming has owned businesses, held board positions, and worked with small, independently owned companies as well as multinational corporations. An expert in employee relationships and customer experience, and author previously of The Brand Who Cried Wolf—an entertaining look at emotional brand building—Deming leads programs for business owners, CEOs, managers, and salespeople across the globe in just about every industry, teaching them the real process for increasing customer evangelism and lasting customer loyalty.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Prologue 1

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 Define Success in Terms of Values, Then Lead 15

Chapter 2 Identify Your Values 21

Chapter 3 Determine the Source of Your Values 33

Chapter 4 How I Uncovered My Purpose 43

Chapter 5 Pursuing Your Purpose Through Critical Thinking 57

Chapter 6 Achieving Your Purpose Through Refined Critical Thinking 67

Chapter 7 Surround Yourself With People Who Share Your Values, Believe in Your Purpose, and Aren't Afraid to Speak Their Minds 79

Chapter 8 A Culture Flourishes Around Shared Values 91

Chapter 9 How to Build a Flourishing Culture Around Your Values 105

Chapter 10 Do Only What Supports Your Values and Achieves Your Purpose 121

Chapter 11 The Heart of Getting Others Involved in Your Purpose 137

Chapter 12 Good, Better, and Best Ways to Get Others on Board to Achieve Your Purpose 151

Chapter 13 To Promote Your Purpose, Create Intrigue 165

Chapter 14 Your Values and Purpose Can Cover the World 179

Notes 195

Index 207

About the Author 214

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