Burn Ladders. Build Bridges: Pursuing Work With Meaning + Purpose

  • 1h 44m
  • Alan Patterson
  • Business Expert Press
  • 2022

“Patterson doesn’t offer tricks, gimmicks, or slogans of ten-steps-to-happiness. This is a book of deep wisdom as well as practical advice. Anyone who reads it will be wiser—and happier on the job—for it.” –Mark Walters, Professor, University of South Florida

Burn Ladders. Build Bridges. undoes the status-quo of career enhancement. Tearing up the playbook and finding breakthrough ways to create impact, build meaning, fuel your passion to do bigger, greater things–while enjoying the entire journey. No matter what stage you’re currently in.

Maybe you’re going from college to career and wondering how on earth you’re going to unlock all the business world has to offer.

Or maybe you’re the experienced professional who wants more out of their lot in life and to make work abundantly more fulfilling.

Or maybe you want to be that leader–the one who connects. Engages. Inspires. But haven’t had the mentor or the training to set you up for success.

No matter what your goals, what lies on these pages can put you on a path. An enlightening one.

Unlike other career wisdom, you’ll find the balance of theory and practicality. Of success and connection. And be able to demonstrate leadership and find your purpose in whatever position you’re in, organization you work for or business you create.

Burn Ladders. Burn Bridges. is ready to help you find the inherent joy in it all. Are you?

About the Author

For decades, Dr. Alan Patterson has supported hundreds of clients pursuing meaningful and rewarding work. He is a career coach, professor, and captivating presenter specializing in talent and leadership development. He has worked with leaders from Broad Institute, Federal Reserve Bank, Hewlett Packard, Johnson & Johnson, Kite Pharma, Major League Baseball, and the United States Navy.

In this Book

  • Prologue
  • Foreword
  • What People are Saying
  • To Swim in the Pacific Ocean
  • Achieve + Advance
  • The Road to Not Good Enough
  • The State of Stuck
  • The Pursuit of Meaning
  • What Ladderburners Do
  • Build a Base of Competence + Credibility
  • Build Context
  • Build Relationships
  • Create Impact
  • Create Meaning
  • Onward
  • Miss Hughes School for Little Folks Commencement Address
  • Notes
  • Bibliography