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Finding Meaning at Work

Transform your Working Life with Renewed Purpose

Language:  English
Discover a more satisfying, fulfilling and productive working life by finding meaning in your work. Transform your motivation, resilience and sense of purpose and clarify your career direction.
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Create a more satisfying, fulfilling and productive working life by finding meaning in your work, whatever your role may be. Transform your levels of motivation, resilience and engagement, and gain clarity about your future career direction.Discover a renewed sense of purpose that you can enjoy sharing with like-minded colleagues. Feel a greater sense of pride in your work. Unlock your uniquely personal inner drive and charisma to position you as a potential future leader.Learn practical tools and techniques to help you think differently about your working life and find more meaning in it.

About the Author

Andy Turnbull is a business coach with over 30 years’ experience of working with purpose-driven individuals and organisations all over the world, including the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.Originally an accountant by profession, he has been a director and senior manager in several not-for-profit organisations where people find meaning and fulfilment in their work every day. Andy now works with business owners to find clarity, focus and inspiration in their work and build a profitable long-term business they can be proud of.

  • About the author
  • Introduction
  1. What is meaningful work?
    1. The meaning of meaning
    2. Meaningless work – the myth of Sisyphus
    3. The cost of meaningless work
    4. Meaning is personal
    5. Chapter summary
  2. Why do we go to work?
    1. Extrinsic and intrinsic motivators
    2. The hierarchy of needs
    3. How are you managed?
    4. MAP out your motivation
    5. Chapter summary
  3. Where to start looking for meaning
    1. Vision and mission statements
    2. Goals and objectives
    3. Meaning from managers and leaders
    4. Purpose-driven organisations
    5. Chapter summary
  4. The power of perception
    1. The paradox of change
    2. Labelling your work
    3. Chapter summary
  5. The power of reflection
    1. Personal reflection
    2. Wow moments
    3. Empathy
    4. Chapter summary
  6. The power of impact
    1. Jigsaw puzzles
    2. Circles of impact
    3. The impact ladder
    4. The “so that” tool
    5. The “and also” tool
    6. Chapter summary
  7. The power of narrative
    1. Engage head and heart
    2. Personalised narrative
    3. Chapter summary
  8. Creating your meaningful future
    1. Meaningful job design
    2. Becoming indispensable
    3. Time for a change?
    4. Exploring and testing
    5. Peer groups
    6. Legacy
    7. Authentic leadership
    8. Chapter summary
  9. Conclusion
  • Table of figures
  • Appendix 1
  • References

Identify what makes work meaningful for you. Focus on the positive aspects of your job and the impact it has. Reflect on and record moments where your work made a difference. Use storytelling to connect and give context to your work experiences.

About the Author

Andy Turnbull