Many of the world's most beloved companies?Apple, Disney, Google?are not simply profit-driven, but purpose-driven. They let the reason for which they were created drive what they do every day. But what about us - how do we define our purpose, the why behind the work we do? How can we find the inspiration to pursue more than just a paycheck and ultimately fulfill our authentic life's work?
In The Purpose Path, award-winning management expert Nicholas Pearce invites readers to courageously embark upon the journey of aligning their daily work with their life's work. This one-of-its-kind guidebook is for anyone--at any level, age, or professional stage--seeking to have more than just a job or career, but a meaningful calling.
Readers will go on a journey of self-discovery that's 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?
Drawing upon his years of experience as a global executive adviser, business school professor, and pastor, Pearce shows how people in a variety of fields have asked and answered these five questions as they launch, grow, or even completely change their careers. Inspiring, thought-provoking, and practical, The Purpose Path is an essential read for anyone longing to connect their soul with their role.
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.
Nicholas 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.
"When you’ve found your life’s purpose, work becomes meaningful to you. Suddenly you love what you do and your occupation doesn’t feel like work anymore. In fact, when you’re living and loving your true calling, you never have to work another day in your life! 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
"Nicholas Pearce is one of his generation’s brightest minds. With The Purpose Path, he has now written one of his generation’s most significant books. If you want to figure out who you’re meant to become, honor your calling, and activate your purpose every day, you won’t want to put this book down!"
Bishop Lambert W. Gates, Presiding Bishop, Pentecostal Churches of the Apostolic Faith
"Nicholas brings his powerful voice from the boardroom and pulpit onto the written page. He writes with conviction about what makes us truly human – our ability to ask why we exist and what work we are called to do. Through artful storytelling and logic, he ties our work to our being, in the process reminding us that each day’s labor is indeed sacred."
Sally Blount, Michael L. Nemmers Professor of Strategy and former Dean, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University