The Power of Purpose: Find Meaning, Live Longer, Better April 30, 2010Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Self-Improvement.
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Author: Richard J. Leider
©2010 | 2nd Edition | 192 pages , Softcover
Pub Date: May 2010
Price: US$ 17.95
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.
About 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.