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Flourishing: Achieving Meaning and Authenticity in Your Life and Work
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Flourishing: Achieving Meaning and Authenticity in Your Life and Work (Hardback)

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Many of us know in our private moments that something is utterly wrong with the success narrative that we've bought into. It can be exhausting, always presenting our game face-projecting only a story of strength and possibility. As many successful people have learned, it can lead to profound loneliness, imprisoning us in the perceived expectations of others. The fallout for many can be angst, emptiness, and a feeling that we've wasted our lives chasing approval.

But your peers and colleagues don't want you to be perfect, just authentic. We are drawn to people who are real.

Based on conversations with hundreds of executives and MBAs, and rooted in his personal practice, J. Douglas Holladay speaks to this crisis of meaning, one that is often shared by both accomplished businesspeople and young professionals who are just entering the workforce.

Flourishing is rooted in six core questions:

Have you accepted your unique life story and identified the audience that you seek to please?

What value do you place on genuine relationships?

What is the place of gratitude and risk in your narrative?

How do you define success and understand the value of failure, suffering, and setback in shaping you?

What is the place of forgiveness?

Will you live a fully integrated life?

The insights you'll glean can be life changing, showing you how to make the best version of yourself--more genuine and grounded in a narrative rich with meaning.

BusinessBusiness & managementManagement & management techniquesManagement: leadership & motivationEducationCareers & StudyingCareers guidanceHealth & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyPopular psychologyAssertiveness, motivation & self-esteem Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press Publication Date: 06/10/2020 ISBN-13: 9781633696198  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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J. Douglas Holladay is a cofounder of Park Avenue Equity Partners. While Mr. Holladay continues as an active investor, he focuses his time mainly on several not-for-profit efforts, including PathNorth, which helps business owners and CEOs define success more broadly. He holds the Heinz Christian Prechter Executive in Residence position at Georgetown University, where he teaches MBA students. Holladay was formerly a senior officer with the international investment banking firm Goldman Sachs and Company. While with Goldman Sachs, he served as founding President of One to One Mentoring Partnership, an initiative of the New York financial community to bring imaginative solutions to some of our most pressing urban youth challenges. Before joining Goldman Sachs, Holladay held senior positions in both the White House and the Department of State. After working under White House Chief of Staff James A. Baker III, Holladay was appointed by the President to the personal rank of Special Ambassador, charged to coordinate major aspects of the US public response to the challenges posed by South Africa prior to the dramatic release of Nelson Mandela. Author social media/website info:,

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