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Work is Love Made Visible: A Collection of Essays About the Power of Finding Your Purpose From the World's Greatest Thought Leaders

Work is Love Made Visible: A Collection of Essays About the Power of Finding Your Purpose From the World's Greatest Thought Leaders

Frances Hesselbein, Marshall Goldsmith, Sarah McArthur

ISBN: 978-1-119-51364-3

Oct 2018

300 pages


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Channel happiness and find your purpose with stories from the worlds leading minds

Work is Love Made Visible offers the insights of some of the world’s greatest thought leaders as they tackle one of life’s most difficult treasure hunts: finding purpose. The word “purpose” is big. Very big. And heavy. It carries the weight of a lifetime of work and struggle; the weight of legacy, and the mass of days spent not doing something else. It’s something we all grapple with at some point—some of us find our purpose, others spend a lifetime searching. A lucky few grow to realize they’ve been working their purpose all along. Most of us aren’t quite that lucky; often, fulfilling your purpose requires some kind of change—career, lifestyle, habits, family—and what then? Are we selfish for the upheaval, or are we fulfilling destiny? Once we know our purpose, how do we pursue it?

This book asked those very questions of people who have followed their purpose and succeeded on a global scale. Their un-distilled answers are here, lending you the wisdom of their experiences, their examples, inspiration, and motivations as they:

  • Tackle the universal struggle with individual purpose and meaning
  • Illustrate how personal thought patterns contribute to real-world action
  • Move challenges into the opportunities of their lives
  • Reveal how they arrived at their life’s purpose, and what they sacrificed to get there

We all want a meaningful life. We want to work together for a brighter future, we want to celebrate our differences and commit to good. We want to inspire others, nurture their talents, and help them grow. We want to look back one day on a life well-lived, and leave something behind that matters to the world. Work is Love Made Visible shows you how some of us have succeeded, and offers you insight and guidance so that you can do the same.

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Foreword XX

Preface XX

Acknowledgments XX

About the Editors XX

Part I: Leadership Is a Matter of How to Be, Not How to Do
1. My Journey with Peter Drucker XX
Frances Hesselbein

2. Stakeholder Centered Leadership XX
Marshall Goldsmith

3. Leaders Who Become Organization Anthropologists XX
Dave Ulrich

4. Waves XX
Whitney Johnson

5. Being a Good Leader XX
Patrick Lencioni

6. Scaling Your Impact as a Leader XX
Taavo Godtfredsen

7. The Conversation Is the Relationship XX
Susan Scott

Part II: To Serve Is to Live
8. A Call to Create Positive Change on a Global Scale XX
Jim Yong Kim

9. Turning Defeat into Victory XX
Margaret Heffernan

10. Three Principles of Great Leadership XX
Eric Schurenberg

11. Loving Work Despite the Odds: Secrets from Sir Richard Branson and Nelson Mandela XX
Mark C. Thompson

12. The New Work of Leaders XX
Stephanie Pace Marshall

13. Choose, Build, Live High Expectations! XX
Mel Spiese

14. Respect, Courage, and Honesty: True Leadership Traits XX
Jack Zenger

Part III: Defining Moments
15. The Power of Accepting Feedback XX
Hubert Joly

16. Discovering Motifs XX
Rita McGrath

17. Making the Flat Side Round XX
Beverly Kaye

18. Understanding in Moments XX
Catherine Carr

19. Brother, Can You Paradigm? XX
Jeff Kuhn

20. Life Lessons from the Tennis Court XX
Prakash Raman

21. The Need for Conscious Choice XX
Margaret Wheatley

Part IV: Be Ye an Opener of Doors
22. The Elegance and Simplicity of Coaching XX
Michael Bungay Stanier

23. The Gift of Belonging XX
Garry Ridge

24. New Leader Development: Leadership Lessons from the Doerr Institute XX
Tom Kolditz

25. The World’s Greatest Ophthalmologist XX
Pawel Motyl

26. Don’t Just Let Culture Happen XX
Alex Osterwalder with David Gray, Yves Pigneur, and Kavi Guppta

27. The Space Between Intention and Action XX
Liz Wiseman

Part V: Bright Future!
28. Be Positive XX
Frances Hesselbein

29. What Do People Do All Day? XX
Sarah McArthur

30. What If There Were No Problems, only Projects? XX
David Allen

31. A Cheerleader at Heart XX
Whitney Johnson

32. Silver Linings XX
Asheesh Advani

33. Are You Happy at Work? (And Why It Matters) XX
Annie McKee