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Purpose & Impact

How Executives are Creating Meaningful Second Careers

By Anita Hoffmann

© 2018 – Routledge

280 pages

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pub: 2018-04-25
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Purpose & Impact is aimed at helping senior executives and companies develop tri-sector skills for second and third careers. By 2060, the world will have an additional 2.2 billion 40 to 79 year olds and the concept of retirement is becoming redundant, as executives need, financially, and want, motivationally, to continue to work well into what is currently considered ‘retirement age’. This period of time is equivalent to a whole second career. The book, therefore, sets out a topic that is becoming increasingly important and urgent for governments, companies and executives alike.

Aimed at senior professionals and executives who are either currently seeking new challenges or are sensing a need for change, this book is the first to provide clear guidance on how to rethink and even relaunch careers that align with wider purpose and societal impact.

The book is underpinned by research (including interviews with over 50 senior executives) conducted by the author. These interviews are interspersed throughout the book to provide the reader with real insight into how diverse senior executives (VPs, Investment Managers, CEOs, Heads of Procurement, FDs, etc) expanded existing skills and knowedge, found leadership roles that enabled their own personal growth and development and had positive impacts on wider society. In addition, helpful tools and guides are used throughout the book to help the reader in their decision-making processes through the different stages of discovering and developing themselves and their career goals.

Table of Contents

Part 1 – Why this is the time to create a Purpose-driven career

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Purpose

Chapter 3: Impact

Part 2 – Career development – how does it work?

Chapter 4: Career development skills a high priority for all

Chapter 5: How career transitions and career changes work

Chapter 6: Leadership skills for a collaborative world

Part 3 – Creating a Purpose driven career in practice

Chapter 7: Purpose is a direction - and the power of ‘job-crafting’

Chapter 8: The ‘9 Questions’ of Discovery and Fruition

Chapter 9: Discovery – opening our eyes, hearts and minds to the world

Chapter 10: Fruition – making your Purpose reality

Part 4 – What leading organisations are doing

Chapter 11: Career development skills - what organisations can do

About the Author

Anita Hoffmann is Managing Director of Executiva Ltd, London, UK. She holds an MSc Chem Eng from LTH, Sweden and is Honorary Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University School of Management’s Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Ethics