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Kevin W. McCarthy is the author of The On-Purpose Person and The On-Purpose Business Person (previous edition titled The On-Purpose Business). He is one of the world's leading authorities on the meaningful integration of life and work. Kevin has pioneered the message, concepts, and language of being on-purpose since the late 1980s. As the Chief Leadership Officer of On-Purpose Partners, he's a highly respected business advisor for small and middle market organizations as well as an executive advisor and coach to CEOs, executive directors, and company presidents. His work on deep strategy, alignment, and practical execution has turned around many companies as well as helped healthy companies experience remarkable and sustainable growth. More than just an author, Kevin is a natural leader in business and civic endeavors. He is a professional member of the National Speakers Association. Kevin's goal with audiences is to stir their hearts, advance their thinking, and inspire them to action. Authentic, inspiring, entrepreneurial, intelligent and creative are the qualities most often attributed to this thought leader by his peers, clients, and audiences. Kevin has traveled from Hungary to Hawaii since 1992 inspiring audiences as he carries the message of being on-purpose into the hearts, minds, and lives of people.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ On Purpose Publishing (May 22, 2013)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 152 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0974052558
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0974052557
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 6.6 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.35 x 8.5 inches
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Pioneering Professor of Being On-Purpose; Strategist, Business Owner, Author

Purpose pulses in the core of our being. It is our sustaining source of energy and meaning. Since the late 1980s, I have been helping individual and organizations harness the power of purpose to be on-purpose. My collective works are known as ON-PURPOSE®.

Be the forefront of your life, career, or business. By originating and sharing forward-thinking leadership and strategy ideas and methods, you can meaningfully align your life to be on-purpose. Next, you can integrate your purpose into your work, relationships, and business — your life decisions. On-Purpose provides simple-to-understand models and easy-to-apply methods so results happen early in the learning curve and only get better as you gain competency.

For example, do you wonder, “What is my purpose in life?” Using the “” tool you can discover your life purpose in just 2 words in under 3 minutes. Once you stop searching for purpose, you can re-invest your time into being on-purpose.

Feeling lost about what you should do? Use the “Want List and Tournament” method and tools described in “The On-Purpose Person” to set goals and clarify your top priorities. Speed out of your darkness into the light.

Looking for a life, career, or business plan? The Service Model, found in “The On-Purpose Business Person,” taps into your innate desire to serve and provides you the 6 essential layers any plan needs to succeed long term. Ideal for entrepreneurs!

What’s wrong with big business? The CEO-system of management is obsolete, and we’re all paying the price! Talented people like you are burning out, wanting out, and checking out of corporate life. It really sucks to sell your soul! “Chief Leadership Officer” disrupts the CEO-system and maps how The On-Purpose Principle (the purpose of the person and the purpose of the organization) is the beginning of a much-needed business reform.

These examples are just four of the many leading-edge principles and practices intended to help you to be on-purpose.

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