Purposeful: Finding Greater Meaning and Engagement at Work by Sandeep K. Krishnan is a must-read for anyone seeking to find greater purpose and engagement in their work. The author provides a comprehensive guide to help individuals discover their purpose, cultivate a mindset for greater engagement, and fuel their purpose accelerators.
Krishnan draws on contemporary research from psychology, philosophy, management, and business to demonstrate how purpose can lead to greater engagement, satisfaction, and productivity in the workplace. He shares his over two decades of experience in the field, providing practical and actionable tips for readers to apply in their own lives.
One of the most valuable takeaways from the book is the concept of crafting a 'micro-purpose'. This involves setting meaningful goals that can be achieved in a shorter period, providing a sense of accomplishment and motivation to continue pursuing one's larger purpose.
Krishnan also emphasizes the importance of building an 'owning' mindset, where individuals take ownership of their work and actively seek out opportunities for growth and development. He provides guidance on building resilience and overcoming overthinking, which can hinder progress towards one's purpose.
The author explores the idea of purposeful organizations, where purpose is embedded in the company culture and drives employee engagement and productivity. He shares examples of purpose-driven companies, highlighting their successes and providing insights for readers to apply in their own organizations.
My personal favorite part of the book were the interviews conducted by the author. Especially the interview of Mr Anand Deshpande, the Chairman and MD of Persistent Systems. (Many of my friends are his employees!)
Overall, Purposeful is a highly informative and practical guide for anyone seeking to find greater purpose and engagement in their work. Krishnan's approach is grounded in research and real-world experience, making it a valuable resource for professionals at all stages of their careers.
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