Work Reimagined: Uncover Your Calling

  • 2h 18m
  • David A. Shapiro, Richard J. Leider
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • 2015

It's the end of work as we know it. Career paths look nothing like they did in the days before phones got smart. We work more hours at more jobs for more years than ever before. So it's vital that we know how to find work that allows us to remain true to who we are in the deepest sense, work that connects us to something larger than ourselves—in short, our “calling.” We all have one, and bestselling authors Richard Leider and David Shapiro can help you uncover yours.

Through a unique Calling Card exercise that features a guided exploration of fifty-two “natural preferences” (such as Advancing Ideas, Doing the Numbers, Building Relationships, and Performing Events), Leider and Shapiro give us a new way to uncover our gifts, passions, and values and find work that expresses them. Along the way, they mix in dozens of inspiring true stories about people who have found, or are in the process of finding, their own callings.

Uncovering your calling enables you to experience fulfillment in all aspects and phases of your life. And here's the even better news: you'll never have to work again. When you choose to do what you are called to do, you're always doing what you want to do. Work Reimagined offers an enlightening, effective, and entertaining approach to discovering what you were born to do, no matter your age or stage of life.

About the Authors

Richard J. Leider is the founder of Inventure – The Purpose Company – and is ranked by Forbes as one of the “Top 5” most respected executive coaches, by Linkage as one of the “Top 50” executive coaches, and by the Conference Board as a “legend in coaching.” As a keynote speaker, he has helped more than 100,000 leaders from over 50 corporations such as AARP, Ericsson, Mayo Clinic, and MetLife discover the power of purpose. Richard is the author or coauthor of ten books.

David Shapiro is the Education Director of the Northwest Center for Philosophy for Children, a non-profit organization that brings philosophy into the lives of young people in schools and community groups. 
He is the author or coauthor of six books.

In this Book

  • Work Reimagined─Uncover Your Calling
  • Foreword
  • Reimagined Lives
  • The End of Work As We Know It
  • Reimagining Work— What Do You Do?
  • Reimagining Calling—Should You Quit Your Day Job?
  • Reimagining Gifts— How Do You Do It?
  • Reimagining Passions— Why Do You Do It?
  • Reimagining Values—Where Do You Do It?
  • Reimagining Legacy— Have You Played Your Music?
  • Resources