A new way of thinking about meaning through the four dimensions of Comprehension, Purpose, Significance, and Belonging
Meaning Indicator establishes why we need a new way of thinking about meaning and why we need it now. By introducing four dimensions of meaning - Comprehension, Purpose, Significance, and Belonging - this book will help its readers explore how to experience meaning through Challenge, Work, and Love, with practical exercises and stories. Readers, as well as executive and life coaches, coach practitioners and leadership consultants, conscious business practitioners and their clients, will be able to impact future generations by implementing this method not only to heal themselves but also to inspire individuals to pursue greater significance and belonging in life and work. It is the author’s hope that the reader will develop new ways of thinking, raise social awareness and create a more sustainable future for all.
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We are seeing a rise in greater-good values in organizations and the emerging generation of leaders. An important read for anyone who is seeking to lead with a strong sense of purpose and meaning. ~ Carolyn Taylor, Executive Chair of Walking the Talk, author of long-time bestseller Walking the Talk: Building a Culture Success and Accountability@Work
Through her expertise in transformational change and grounded in wisdom, Michelle Hollingshead establishes a practical and accessible approach to experiencing meaning and significance in life and business. Meaning Indicator illustrates how profound change is possible with a practiced path. ~ Shauna Shapiro, PhD, professor, clinical psychologist, and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness and self-compassion, as well as author of Good Morning, I Love You; her TEDx, The Power of Mindfulness, has been viewed over three million times
Michelle Hollingshead has written a useful and practical book. Synthesizing past wisdom, writings, and theories, she introduces approachable ways to create meaning and purpose in our lives. Through sharing her personal stories, Hollingshead encourages readers to think deeply, to learn from and discover meaning from all of life’s circumstances. ~ Patrick Williams, EdD, MCC, author of Becoming a Professional Life Coach: The Art and Science of a Whole-Person Approach
Michelle Hollingshead shines a light on the fundamental source that knocks us off center or takes us out. She communicates a timely and needed message for all humans with simple but not necessarily easy antidotes. ~ Fran Fisher, MCC, founding executive board member of the International Coach Federation, recipient of the ICF 2022 Circle of Distinction Award
Michelle's approach to finding purpose and meaning is different; it's grounded and practical. Her coaching backstory, with its roots in the Mormon church, grabs you while her simple, straightforward writing style propels you amiably but insistently through one rewarding chapter after another. There isn't a better or more important business read out there today. ~ Carlos Valdes-Dapena, author and formerly Director and Sr Consultant, Change and Collaboration, Mars, Inc.
This timely and compelling book is a must-read for anyone seeking to leave a meaningful imprint on our world. Full of wise counsel, meaningful reflection exercises, and stories of real people, including the author, Meaning Indicator will guide your journey and inspire your heart and soul. ~ Lisa Lahey, EdD, Harvard Graduate School of Education, co-founder of Minds at Work, author of Immunity to Change and An Everyone Culture