The Best Leaders Aren't People
Instead, innovative and emerging research shows that a compelling and other-centered authentic purposeThe Invisible Leadermay be the most powerful influencer of our behaviors, attitudes, and motivation in organizations, work,
school, and life. Yet despite the increasing evidence of purpose’s power, many of the organizations, systems, and institutions which dominate human life aren’t built to elicit and leverage the fundamental human search for purpose and meaning.
In this must-read book for anyone who considers themselves a leader,
international speaker, trainer, and organizational performance scholar Zach
Mercurio shows business leaders, educators, students, athletes, and parents how to AWAKEN, CLARIFY, and DELIVER their reason for existencetheir authentic purpose.
Personal, researched, and even mind-shifting, the tools in the The Invisible
Leader will help you lead with authentic purpose and build a life and organization that matters.
"Zach Mercurio has written a compelling book filled with powerful stories, cutting-edge research, and practical tools that shows us how to lead with purpose..."
- Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO at Thrive Global, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Thrive and The Sleep Revolution.
"If you are seeking both practical guidance and powerful inspiration to unlock the power of purpose in your life or organization, The Invisible Leader is for you. Through vivid storytelling and compelling research, Zach Mercurio proves yet again that the pursuit and achievement of a world-bettering purpose is the most powerful driving force in life and work."
- Aaron Hurst, National Bestselling Author of The Purpose Economy, CEO at Imperative
“At KPMG, our purpose-driven culture inspires us to make a tangible difference for our clients, our people, and society. In The Invisible Leader, Zach Mercurio explains why bringing purpose into the workplace is a business imperative and shares valuable insights on how to unleash its power within yourself and your organization.”
- Lynne Doughtie, U.S. Chairman & CEO, KPMG
"Nothing inspires or motivates people more than purpose - to know that our lives and our work can make a difference. The Invisible Leader is a profoundly practical guide to empowering people with purpose so that your organization can make the greatest possible impact."
- Andrew Ripley, Co-Founder & CEO, PurposeMatch.com
“A compelling, research-based case for elevating a shared “why” to its rightful place: as the invisible leader that pulls us all forward. Zach is a clear leader in the #lovework Revolution; get this book and join him in the movement!”
- Josh Allan Dykstra, CEO at Strengthscope U.S. & Author of Igniting the Invisible Tribe: Designing An Organization That Doesn’t Suck
|Publisher:||Advantage Media Group|
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About the Author
Zach Mercurio is an international speaker, trainer, and purpose and meaningful work consultant. He is the founder and author of PurposeSpeaks.com, the popular blog on purposeful leadership, work, and life that is read by thousands and is a regular contributor on purpose for the Huffington Post and other international media outlets.
Zach is a researcher and Adjunct Faculty at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado where he teaches courses on purposeful leadership and organizational development as he completes his Ph.D in Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change. His research has been featured in the Human Resource Development Review and at the Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference.
He is also a co-founder and Vice President of the Foundation for Purposeful Organizations, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting purposeful leadership.
Table of Contents
Introduction The Transformative Power of Purpose 7
Part I Authentic Purpose: the Invisible Leader
Chapter 1 What is Authentic Purpose? 15
Chapter 2 The Power of Authentic Purpose 33
Chapter 3 Invisible Leadership 53
Part II Awakening Purpose
Chapter 4 How Have You Changed the World Today? 69
Chapter 5 What's Your Problem? 89
Part III Clarifying Purpose
Chapter 6 Identify And State Your Authentic Purpose 107
Chapter 7 Instill a Clear, Authentic Purpose 123
Part IV Delivering Purpose
Chapter 8 The Integrity of Purpose 139
Chapter 9 Designing a Purposeful Organizational Culture 153
Chapter 10 Designing Purposeful Stakeholder Experiences 171
Chapter 11 How to Start 185
Conclusion The Continual Search for Purpose 199