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

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Pontefract combines years of experience and research on employee engagement, behavior and culture to create a work about the three crucial areas of purpose: personal, organizational and workplace role. If all three can come to fruition--if there is a positive interconnection between the three distinct definitions of purpose--the benefits should be felt by employees, teams, the organization, customers, and perhaps most importantly, society as a whole. We can refer to this balanced state as the "sweet spot." When one area is lacking or ignored the results range from disengagement, apathy, lack of growth and even bankruptcy.

The Purpose Effect is aimed at both leaders and employees who wish to achieve a purpose mindset on a personal level, for the organization where they are employed and in their role at work, too.

A business leader that is committed to purpose will create purpose for the organization. An employee that feels his/her personal sense of purpose is being fulfilled at work 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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I wrote The Purpose Effect to prove that there is a link between purpose and culture. The concept of purpose was something I wanted to explore deeply, and prove that an organization and its employees are better off with the dynamic duo of culture + purpose.
 
If the purpose of the organization and its team members is aligned--and the organization is operating in an open, collaborative andharmonious culture--it delivers the one-two punch of societal (including employees/individuals) and organizational benefits.
 
Through the three years of writing The Purpose Effect, I have discovered and proved my thesis that purpose is a very close partner of culture.

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"As the sense of meaning in the corporate world continues to plummet, the shortage of
clear and comprehensive thinking on solutions has become acute. Dan Pontefract rides
to the rescue with The Purpose Effect, providing a well-argued and detailed framework
for organizations and their people to find and maintain their purpose 'sweet spot.'"

- ROGER L. MARTIN
Author and Institute Director, Martin Prosperity Institute, Rotman School of Management

"A compelling thesis on how purpose can drive not only personal fulfillment but also
lead to more stable, cohesive and higher-performing organizations. The Purpose Effect
is a must read for any who doubt the impact of purpose on organizational stability and
performance."

- PAUL POLMAN
Chief Executive Officer, Unilever

"Purpose has never been more important in the world. If the workplace is truly going
to be 100 percent human, it has to start with purpose, for individuals and for the
organization. Dan Pontefract takes you on a journey on how to make this a reality for
yourself and your organization."

- JEAN OELWANG
President and Trustee, Virgin Unite

"Purpose mobilizes people in a way that profits alone never will. Dan Pontefract's The
Purpose Effect
shows why and how, lifting the discussion of this crucial ingredient to a
whole new level of clarity."

- HERMINIA IBARRA
The Cora Chaired Professor of Leadership and Learning, INSEAD and author of
Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader

"Dan Pontefract brings us back to the principles of purpose. The Purpose Effect helps
professionals and leaders from all sectors know how to connect the dots between
purpose and positive results."

- DON TAPSCOTT
Author, CEO of The Tapscott Group Inc., and Inaugural Fellow, Martin Prosperity Institute, Rotman School of Management

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