The Extraordinary Benefits of Focusing on What Matters Most

Non-Fiction - Motivational
192 Pages
Reviewed on 09/01/2018
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Author Biography

Ben Renshaw is one of today’s most foremost leadership thinkers. Speaker, coach, and author of eight books, Ben’s innovative work with leading organizations, senior executives, and entrepreneurs has brought him international acclaim. Formerly a classical violinist, Ben plays a different tune getting the best out of people. He believes that everyone has a purpose and that to discover and lead with purpose is the greatest opportunity in life. Ben partners with leaders and organizations focused on how to be purpose-led. Ben’s signature programs include “Leading With Purpose,” “Coaching2Lead,” “Leading Sustainable Growth,” “Authentic Leadership,” “Connected Leadership,” and “Agile Leadership.” He writes about how to lead and be successful in today’s volatile world with popular books: “Successful But Something Missing,” “SuperCoach,” and “LEAD!” He spends time with clients like Allen & Overy, Boots, BT, Cadbury, Coca-Cola, Heathrow, Heinz, Henley Business School, IHG, M&S, Nationwide, NATS, NHS, P&G, Rolls Royce, Sainsbury’s, Sky, UBS, Unilever, Virgin Media, and Zurich.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Edith Wairimu for Readers' Favorite

Written from three points of view, personal, team and corporate, Purpose: The Extraordinary Benefits of Focusing on What Matters Most by Ben Renshaw offers essential advice on what encompasses the guiding element called purpose. According to Renshaw, purpose is what steers and really gives fulfillment and joy to every person or group of people. Renshaw not only guides readers on identifying one’s purpose but also gives advice on how purpose can be put into action. He also notes the importance of finding fulfillment in helping others, defining what matters most, and the paramount role that a sense of community has both in the personal and corporate worlds. Other factors that play an important role in helping people identify their purpose are also included such as flexibility and the consideration that purpose means something different to different people.

Ben Renshaw matches his words with models, questions, tables and diagrams which make the information much more impactful and easy to remember. Every topic is well presented with each chapter containing a sprinkling of different engaging stories. Even in its brevity, the book is very comprehensive as it involves different aspects of life ranging from personal to career life. Renshaw touches on so many elements that feed into purpose and shares the many benefits that come with defining our “why”. In an age where a corporate purpose in many organizations has been challenged and, in various instances, has lost its meaning, Renshaw shows where the gaps exist and how they can be bridged. Purpose is insightful as it offers guidance on how to live a meaningful and fulfilling life, build passion within teams, and foster collaboration to achieve goals in a corporate set-up.