Skip to main content
US Macmillan Tradebooks for Courses

The Purpose Path

A Guide to Pursuing Your Authentic Life's Work

Nicholas Pearce with a Foreword by Parker J. Palmer

St. Martin's Essentials

The Purpose Path Download image

ISBN10: 1250182174
ISBN13: 9781250182173

Hardcover

256 Pages

$27.99

CA$36.50

Request Desk Copy
Request Exam Copy

TRADE BOOKS FOR COURSES NEWSLETTER

Sign up to receive information about new books, author events, and special offers.

Sign up now

Some of the world's most successful companies—Google, Disney, Starbucks—are not simply profit-driven, but purpose-driven. They identify the purpose behind why they do what they do, and let their "why" drive what they do every day. Nicholas Pearce argues that we all should do the same: discover our "why" and commit to the journey of aligning our daily work with our life's work. The Purpose Path is for people in any field who long to have more than just a job or a career, but a true vocation that allows them to connect their soul with their role. The Purpose Path is 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?

Nicholas Pearce sits at the unconventional intersection of academia, business, and faith. With examples and advice, he shows how he and other people in a variety of fields and at different life stages have asked and answered these five questions in order to start, shape, or even radically change their careers. Inspiring, thought-provoking, and practical, The Purpose Path is an essential book for anyone who seeks the clarity and courage to advance their authentic life's work every day.

BOOK EXCERPTS

Read an Excerpt

Introduction


“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.”

So wrote Henry David Thoreau in his classic book Walden. Many millions of people anxiously look forward to the day when they can stop worrying about paying...

About the author

Nicholas Pearce with a Foreword by Parker J. Palmer

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. He 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.

Chuck Olu-Alabi

Nicholas Pearce

Official Links

Macmillan Speakers ?

X

Macmillan Speakers Bureau

Represents thought-provoking authors and experts. We can find a speaker uniquely positioned for your audience and budget.

More info