ABOUT THE BOOK
It’s time for change – we all agree.
We’re often faced with making difficult decisions in life and business – having to choose the right path for greater impact, influence and positive transformation.
Purpose is the answer.
The topic of purpose in our exponential and digital world is in high demand today. We strongly believe it’s very personal and unique. Purpose is both, a personal North Star and compass as well as an essential guide for businesses driving for success for all stakeholders.
To become the kind of leaders we so urgently need, we first must look within ourselves – explore, heal and transform ourselves – to then change the outside world for the greater good.
22 authentic and bold stories are here to inspire you to look deeper and find your path to living a life with purpose. These 22 authors, connected by the Oxford Leadership network, have made this purposeful journey themselves and have carried that experience into their work with thousands of leaders around the globe.
Oxford Leadership is a global cooperative leadership consultancy that has been committed to transforming leaders of Fortune 500 companies for good for over 20 years.
We now invite you to join us on the same tangible and exciting journey.
To live a more purposeful life is the key to thriving personally. It furthermore has the power to transform leadership and business into a force for the greater good and for a healthier planet.
How Decisions in Life are Shaping
Leadership Journeys with
22 Authentic and Bold Stories to inspire you to
lead a life and business on purpose.
… and many more!
There’s a saying that 7 people around the world have the same brilliant idea at the same time. Only those who are crazy enough and brave enough to act on this spark while including others in the process are innovative enough to bring their ideas to reality. This was certainly the case in the creation of this book.
I was inspired to bring people around the world together to share their deep authentic stories about how purpose became their driver in life and business.
My vision was to create a book that empowers, encourages and invites leaders – and by leaders I mean everyone, not just by position but by mindset – to look beyond the obvious, to drive change for the greater good and, last but not least, live an authentic and self-actualized life.
There was no question about who I wanted to do this with: my colleagues and friends of the Oxford Leadership community. I’m grateful beyond words that many of them said yes to my crazy idea and started creating with me.
The book you are holding in your hands is not meant to be a lecturing book nor a sales pitch. Rather, it‘s a collection of authentic, bold and often vulnerable personal stories – all with an individual perspective and experience.
Herein you’ll find 22 stories – some you may relate to more than others. Perhaps some of the stories will inspire you to reflect in ways that are surprising. Our intention was to move you through the sharing of our individual personal stories – regardless of the direction in which it takes you.
“The book you are holding in your hands is not meant to be a lecturing book nor a sales pitch. Rather, it’s a collection of authentic, bold and often vulnerable personal stories – all with an individual perspective and experience.”
The book might help you find answers to questions you may have such as
• What impact can a purpose have on me and society?
• Why do purpose-driven companies perform better?
• Where does purpose come from?
• How does purpose influence my life?
• How do I even find my purpose?
• Why do we as leaders need to reflect on purpose anyway?
You might feel inspired and uplifted. You may even find answers to questions you never considered before.
What unites us within the Oxford Leadership
community is that we don’t think of ourselves as working for a ‚company‘ just to earn a paycheck – rather, a purpose to be aligned with. We all share a common purpose at Oxford Leadership to ‚Transform Leaders for Good‘. And even though we are all independent, this is what brought us together through the years for clients all over the world.
Throughout our personal development and growth journeys, we’ve all experienced the power to start within. Self-mastery of emotions, thoughts, vision, values, barriers, and purpose is the key to greater impact. This is what the world needs – leaders who become conscious and alive to powerfully use their influence to make an impact for the greater good – for the people they lead and the society they touch.
Staying true to your purpose and bringing a
vision into the world isn‘t always easy. Sometimes you need to lean in even further, face the shadows, describe an outcome you don‘t even know yet, or convince people beyond people beyond some present context.
My vision became our vision and thus came alive. I am deeply grateful for every contribution … for every one of the dearest authors, muses, vision givers and storytellers who said yes and went the extra mile to put their purpose into writing.
Ecosystems such as the one from Oxford Leadership are more likely to survive the future – because they share, contribute, support, expand, adapt and cherish their relationships. They fly freely – connected by a deeper purpose. Isn’t this the superpower of the 21st century?
I believe in the collective – with each individual making the whole complete. The world will be healthier with individuals and companies who are driven by a purpose higher than themselves. Leaders are not those who are defined by their titles but rather by a mindset that will challenge the status quo to create new solutions. I believe business is the driving force for creating a society where everyone can thrive. Purpose is giving us an innate superpower to go this extra mile, not for personal benefit but for the greater good.
May you gain great insights inspired by our stories and the love between the lines.
Curator of the PURPOSE book
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A Higher Cause
Our mission is to make the world a better place by inspiring leaders to transform themselves and their entities into a force for good.
For that, this book was not intended to be a profit source for us, but to share our stories, our path and beliefs to inspire you.
Therefore, the profit of this book will go to a non-profit which plants trees for an environmental impact such as reforesting the Amazon.
We believe in the urgency of major forest restoration effort. Trees provide so many benefits to our everyday lives. They filter clean air, provide fresh drinking water, help curb climate change, and create homes for thousands of species of plants and animals around the globe.
Planting trees will help save the Earth. We know we can do it by inspiring you. Enjoy the journey to finding your purpose.