Why Purpose?

Your Purpose. Your aim or goal. Your reason for being. Your reason for getting up in the morning. You may not have considered the first three items, but most of us have wondered about a reason to get up in the morning, at least occasionally. The power of purpose, is about that reason: to help you unlock the purpose of your life.

Biography

Richard Leider

Welcome to the Power of Purpose.

Richard Leider is widely recognized as one of the top executive coaches in the world, for his work helping 100,000 leaders from more than 50 corporations discover the power of purpose. Richard is the author of nine books including three bestsellers, and his books have sold over one million copies in 20 languages.

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Richard’s books for purposeful living

Richard is the author of nine books, including three best sellers, and his books have sold over one million copies. Repacking Your Bags and The Power of Purpose are considered classics in the personal growth field.

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Featured Article

What Can Hunter-Gatherers Teach Us About Purpose

I have been leading Inventure Expedition “walking safaris” in Tanzania, East Africa for three decades.  With my guide friend and partner, Daudi Peterson, we were able to initiate contact with the Hadza hunter-gatherers in the early 1990’s.  And, we’ve built a lasting relationship ever since. Daudi has written the book, Hadzabe, By the Light of a Million Fires – an engaging portrait of the lives of contemporary Hadza from their own perspectives, in their own words. Remarkably, the Hadza have managed to keep their “sharing culture” intact despite many of the same pressures that have wiped out most of the hunting-gathering societies since the advent of agriculture, 10,000 years ago.  Today, the Hadza number around 1,300 people, with 200-300 still living their original lifestyle. For most humans living today, it is hard to imagine life without technology.  But on the scale of human history, the internet and mobile devices are recent inventions.  Until just 10,000 years ago, we lived in small groups, hunting and gathering.  While that life might seem to be ancient, it is also the life for which our bodies and our brains are adapted.  So, we have something to learn from people who still live as we

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Featured Events

Fred Forum 2015

Richard Leider will be a featured speaker at the Fred Forum 2015 that runs from September 30th through October 2nd in Denver, Colorado. Click here to learn more.

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Global Institute for Leadership Development (GILD) Annual Conference

The annual Global Institute for Leadership Development™ (GILD) is more than a standard leadership conference—it’s an event like no other, with five action-packed days complete with a 360-degree assessment, one-on-one coaching, small-group learning sessions, and…

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Blog Posts

What Can Hunter-Gatherers Teach Us About Purpose

I have been leading Inventure Expedition “walking safaris” in Tanzania, East Africa for three decades.  With my guide friend and partner, Daudi Peterson, we were able to initiate contact with…

Why Write a Life Purpose Statement

Having a life purpose is fundamental to living a conscious life of your own creation. •    Do you often yearn to use your “gifts” to contribute more to life? •  …

The Purpose Checkup

What is your purpose? We all have a unique gift and were put on this earth to share it. What is yours? The first step toward unlocking your purpose is…