Answering Your Call A Guide for Living Your Deepest Purpose

ISBN-10: 1576752054

ISBN-13: 9781576752050

Edition: 2003

Authors: John P. Schuster

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Describing the process of being called to something larger than yourself and the life-long ordeal and privilege of responding to calls in ways that work, this book provides the guidance, models, examples and inspiration for all those wanting to live a life of purpose and heart.
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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/9/2003
Binding: Paperback
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

John P. Schusteris an author, executive coach, CEO mentor, consultant and facilitator who works with established corporations, government, nonprofits and entrepreneurs. His business The Schuster Kane Alliance, Inc. specializes in coaching, leadership training, and financial acumen through its business simulation Profit and Cash®, which has been played by 450,000 participants across a range of industries. John serves as a faculty member for coaching certification programs at Columbia University and the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara and is also adjunct faculty for the MBA Leadership program at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MI. He is a mentor with Merryck and Co., the largest CEO mentoring firm in the world. He has been voted trainer of the year by the Kansas City chapter of the American Society of Training and Development and was a chairman for Vistage, a peer-learning group for CEOs, in both Kansas City and Cincinnati.

Introduction: You Are Called
Difficulties of the Call
Multiple Calls
Sources of the Call
How to Read This Book
Getting Started with a Calling
What Is a Call?
Working Definitions
Responding to the Call
Calls and the Times of Our Lives
Exercise: Thinking About the Nature of Calls
Common Calls
Calls Both Obvious and Subtle
The Working Quadrant of Calls
Common Calls
Giving the Role Much More Than You Thought You Had
Exercise: Reviewing Your Call History
Mightily Believe You Have a Calling
Listening Past the Social Noise
Making Money and the Social Drummer
Going Beneath the Noise
Maintaining Purpose While Managing the Doldrums
The Monastery Versus the Doldrums
Focusing on the Limitless Within Your Limiting Conditions
Exercise: Heeding Your Inner Voice and Believing When the Evidence Is Sparse
Part I: Summary
Breathing Depth into Common Calls
Endure the Saboteurs
High Purpose Attracts the Demonic Destroyers
Learning the Signs and Patterns of Saboteurs
An Early Lesson in Sabotage
A Master Saboteur
The Damage Saboteurs Inflict
Lessons to Learn
Fighting Your Saboteur Self: The Ultimate Battle
Exercise: Reflecting on Saboteurs and Their Impact
Pass On the Evocateur's Gift
Calling Forth Potential
The Coach and the No-Dribble, No-Shoot Point Guard
Lasting Memories, Lasting Lessons
Tapping That Which Lies Dormant
A Writer's Evocateur
Gifts Surfaced: Passing It On
Exercise: Deepening Your Appreciation of Evocateurs' Impact on Your Life
Provoke the Stifling
Battles Fought
Mary Harris: Provocateur Extraordinaire
What Provocateurs Do
Guidelines for Everyday Provocateurs
Provoke When You Have Little Authority, Sponsor Provocateurs When You Have It
Exercise: Provoking with Skill and Courage
Part II: Summary
Keeping Focus for the Long Term
Go Gently Against the Ego
Managing False Messages
The Ego in Disguise
Leaning into Fear
The Fun Factor
Cooperating with the Ego
Exercise: Reflecting on Ego Containment
Work the Veil
Evocateurs Revisited
A Sandwich Dream-Weaver
A Chorus of Calls
Welcoming Your Calls with Balance
Exercise: Working the Veil
Part III: Summary
Questions in Interviews for Answering Your Call
About the Author
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