Achievement-craving professionals experience high levels of anxiety, and doubts about their own purpose top the list. What's it all about? Am I connected to a cause or an enterprise that matters? Do I matter? In this chapter, organizational behavior expert Thomas DeLong shows how developing a clear sense of purpose can help you defeat the anxiety that gets in the way of greater accomplishment. Seeking full engagement with your work--whether that means asking your boss to clarify your role in the company, taking on a challenging new assignment, or changing jobs altogether--is one way to get past your anxiety and summon the courage to align yourself with your purpose. Another is to demand straight talk rather than ambiguity from those in a position to give you feedback. Case studies, personal stories, and self-assessment questions will start you on the path to feeling a stronger sense of purpose and finding a better fit in your organization. This chapter was originally published as Chapter 3 of "Flying Without a Net: Turn Fear of Change into Fuel for Success."
- 2011 HBS Press
Choosing a Book Format
EPUB is the standard publishing format used by many e-book readers including iBooks, Easy Reader, VoiceDream Reader, etc. This is the most popular and widely used format.
DAISY format is used by GoRead, Read2Go and most Kurzweil devices.
Audio (MP3) format is used by audio only devices, such as iPod.
Braille format is used by Braille output devices.
DAISY Audio format works on DAISY compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream.
Accessible Word format can be unzipped and opened in any tool that supports .docx files.