The Purpose Effect: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role, and Your Organization

Dan Pontefract


The Purpose Effect: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role, and Your Organization

The Purpose Effect: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role, and Your Organization

  • Title: The Purpose Effect: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role, and Your Organization
  • Author: Dan Pontefract
  • ISBN: 9781937498894
  • Page: 274
  • Format: Hardcover



Pontefract combines years of experience and research on employee engagement to create a work about the three crucial areas of purpose individual, workplace role, and organizational When one area is lacking, this three legged barstool starts to wobble, and the results range from disengagement to bankruptcy.A business leader that is committed to purpose will create purposePontefract combines years of experience and research on employee engagement to create a work about the three crucial areas of purpose individual, workplace role, and organizational When one area is lacking, this three legged barstool starts to wobble, and the results range from disengagement to bankruptcy.A business leader that is committed to purpose will create purpose for his her employees An employee that feels his her sense of purpose on the job will be an invaluable asset to productivity and success An organization centered on purpose will benefit every stakeholder, from employees to society in general This sweet spot of purpose creates a reciprocal relationship between all three areas, and sits at the center of Pontefract s work.


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In "Purpose Effect" which I won through Giveaways Dan Pontefract focuses on the higher calling of individuals and organizations to create a work environment where employees are motivated, inspired and engaged in their role which only enhances the company's effectiveness and success as well as business leaders who are committed to balancing purpose and profit in their organization in a fair and accountable way that benefits all stakeholders and society as a whole. By balancing and aligning "purp [...]

As the author, I have read it several hundred times and am a wee bit biased, of course. ;-)

Reading the book, I found these extracts useful:Methods to find your purpose:- Location 340: Ask "why". Example: Why do I want to do x in this way?- Location 520: Discover and prioritize your personal values.- Location 1700: Redefine your purpose as you learn and grow.- Location 2800: At the supermarket chain marketbasket/, important values are community and serving all stakeholders. People, who work for Market Basket, are paid more than people, who work for other supermarkets. Shareholders of M [...]

Due to the fact that I didn't think this book would be a good suit for me or would aide me in any way, I let my husband read this. He works for a large company and is a terminal manager. I concluded that he would best benefit from this book. His opinion was as statedThis book was an eye opener to myself, about myself and about the team members. After reading this book it all made perfect sense. I was able to learn, recognize what I was doing wrong, and be even more encouraged on the things I am [...]

Recommended by Shaunah

This is an excellent read on finding your purpose (and satisfaction) in your work experience. Spoiler alert: it comes at the intersection of your personal, your company, and your role purpose! Great examples of people and companies who have successfully navigated these tricky waters. I highly recommend this read for anyone who is dissatisfied with their current employment situation as well as anyone who works within an organization and has the ability to work on culture change issues. Pontefract [...]


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