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People with Purpose
How Great Leaders Use Purpose to Build Thriving Organizations
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About the book
This book is about how great leaders can make purpose the beating heart of their organization and use it to power performance. Leaders who communicate a defined mission, alongside clear and genuine values, allow their employees to feel a sense of purpose in their roles and embody their company's vision. This inspires engagement, loyalty and higher performance. People with Purpose brings together a wide range of compelling research into how having a clearly defined purpose as part of business strategy is a vital element in business success, longevity and inspired teams.
People with Purpose shows leaders how to create a valuable framework that integrates purpose, values and goals on a single page in order to articulate their organization's unique vision to employees and stakeholders. Kevin Murray interviews top CEOs who have used purpose to transform performance, motivate their people, develop organizational resilience and deliver results - often from the very edge of disaster. These leaders share how they have articulated their purpose, their values and their goals. People with Purpose also looks at the work of neuroscientists, brings together the evidence from around the world that proves purpose powers performance, and shows why purpose matters more in a digitally connected and transparent world. More than 30 case studies are explored from exclusive interviews with leaders from a range of organizations, including Odeon and UCI Cinemas, Healthcare at Home, Yodel, Moss Bros and Virgin Atlantic.
About the authors
- Another great book by the author of the bestselling The Language of Leaders. This book brings together the 'best of the best' when it comes to research and best practice on purpose, leadership, engagement and performance. It is exactly the right book to read to seize the huge opportunity for productivity improvement across the UK. It is a masterpiece on values, the value of purpose and the importance of inspirational leadership in creating successful enterprise. Kevin offers a reminder of the immense power of audacious goals and the huge attraction of thriving over survival. A book full of great ideas, great examples and practical advice, this is a textbook on how to succeed as a leader in the 21st century and is fun to read.
- Paul Drechsler, CBE, President of the Confederation of British Industry