"When you've found your life's purpose, work becomes meaningful to you. If you want to discover and live your purpose, read Nicholas Pearce's book. Not only will it inspire you to become who you were born to be, it also will show you how." - Ken Blanchard, New York Times bestselling coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and Leading at a Higher Level
How to build a meaningful career with a moral center and a purpose in the world.
Some of the world's most successful companiesGoogle, Disney, Starbucksare not simply profit-driven, but purpose-driven. They identify the purpose behind why they do what they do, and let their "why" drive what they do every day. Nicholas Pearce argues that we all should do the same: discover our "why" and commit to the journey of aligning our daily work with our life's work. The Purpose Path is for people in any field who long to have more than just a job or a career, but a true vocation that allows them to connect their soul with their role. The Purpose Path is organized around five key questions:
What is success?
Who am I?
Why am I here?
Am I running the right race?
Am I running the race well?
Nicholas Pearce sits at the unconventional intersection of academia, business, and faith. With examples and advice, he shows how he and other people in a variety of fields and at different life stages have asked and answered these five questions in order to start, shape, or even radically change their careers. Inspiring, thought-provoking, and practical, The Purpose Path is an essential book for anyone who seeks the clarity and courage to advance their authentic life's work every day.
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.78(w) x 8.57(h) x 1.02(d)|
About the Author
A scholar, speaker, entrepreneur, and pastor, Nicholas Pearce is an award-winning management and organizations professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, founder and CEO of The Vocati Group, a global executive advisory firm, and assistant pastor of Chicago’s historic Apostolic Church of God. He has advised and coached leaders of Fortune 500 corporations, communities of faith, and social impact organizations on six continents. He and his work have been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, The Chicago Tribune, CNN, Fast Company, Forbes, Fortune, Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. A native of Chicago’s South Side, he lives in his hometown with his family.
Table of Contents
Part I: The Five Questions
1. What Is Success?
2. Who Am I?
3. Why Am I Here?
4. Am I Running the Right Race?
5. Am I Running the Race Well?
Part II: Putting Vocational Courage to Work
6. What's Courage Got to Do with It?
7. Rechecking Your Alignment
8. Helping Others Develop Vocational Courage
9. Vocational Courage for Organizations
Afterword: The Contagion of Courage