Your Signature Path

Gaining New Perspectives on Life and Work

Geoffrey Bellman (Author)

Publication date: 09/01/1996

Your Signature Path
  • Offers a fresh, empowering vision of the individual's place in the world
  • Strengthens the reader's ability to see, understand, and shape the path they are on
  • Shows that the way an individual lives and works can make a positive difference in the world
  • Illuminates the integral role of work in a fulfilling life
  • Features practical exercises for re-imagining the relationship between self, work, and community

Simply by living, each of us makes a path on the earth. Whether we blaze new trails or walk worn roads, all the things we touch and do leave an impression as unique and individualized as a signature.

Your Signature Path begins with the assumption that each of our paths makes a difference in the world and that each of us cares about the kind of difference we make. Written by a consultant to business who is familiar with the dilemmas inherent in the world of work, it is a book for individuals who are struggling with, celebrating, defining, or reconsidering their life's direction in the midst of great changes in the workplace, society, and the family. It offers these seekers thought-provoking insights and practical tools for evaluating who they are, what they are doing, and where they want their path to lead.

Focusing on three elements-Your Self, Your World, and Your Path-Bellman guides you in assessing your attributes, understanding your roles in the organizations and communities you interact with, and acting with purpose and clarity. Bellman shows that you have the power to define your own path. Through probing text and numerous practical exercises, he will help you:

  • See yourself and your life path in a new light
  • Understand why you do what you do
  • Shape the many roles you play in the world, and find the deeper meaning inherent in those roles
  • Honestly examine your passion (or lack of) for your work
  • Reach for work goals that are life-fulfilling, and more

Bellman offers a fresh, empowering vision of the individual's place in the world; he explores ways which help your life and work make a positive difference. He illuminates the integral role of work in a fulfilling life, and shows how to align your work with the life path you have chosen.

Written for people who reflect and act upon what their lives are about, who intend to have a hand in their own destiny, who aspire to become their better selves; Your Signature Path offers guidance for life's most important challenge: Creating yourself while contributing to the world.

  • Offers a fresh, empowering vision of the individual's place in the world
  • Strengthens the reader's ability to see, understand, and shape the path they are on
  • Shows that the way an individual lives and works can make a positive difference in the world
  • Illuminates the integral role of work in a fulfilling life
  • Features practical exercises for re-imagining the relationship between self, work, and community

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Overview

  • Offers a fresh, empowering vision of the individual's place in the world
  • Strengthens the reader's ability to see, understand, and shape the path they are on
  • Shows that the way an individual lives and works can make a positive difference in the world
  • Illuminates the integral role of work in a fulfilling life
  • Features practical exercises for re-imagining the relationship between self, work, and community

Simply by living, each of us makes a path on the earth. Whether we blaze new trails or walk worn roads, all the things we touch and do leave an impression as unique and individualized as a signature.

Your Signature Path begins with the assumption that each of our paths makes a difference in the world and that each of us cares about the kind of difference we make. Written by a consultant to business who is familiar with the dilemmas inherent in the world of work, it is a book for individuals who are struggling with, celebrating, defining, or reconsidering their life's direction in the midst of great changes in the workplace, society, and the family. It offers these seekers thought-provoking insights and practical tools for evaluating who they are, what they are doing, and where they want their path to lead.

Focusing on three elements-Your Self, Your World, and Your Path-Bellman guides you in assessing your attributes, understanding your roles in the organizations and communities you interact with, and acting with purpose and clarity. Bellman shows that you have the power to define your own path. Through probing text and numerous practical exercises, he will help you:

  • See yourself and your life path in a new light
  • Understand why you do what you do
  • Shape the many roles you play in the world, and find the deeper meaning inherent in those roles
  • Honestly examine your passion (or lack of) for your work
  • Reach for work goals that are life-fulfilling, and more

Bellman offers a fresh, empowering vision of the individual's place in the world; he explores ways which help your life and work make a positive difference. He illuminates the integral role of work in a fulfilling life, and shows how to align your work with the life path you have chosen.

Written for people who reflect and act upon what their lives are about, who intend to have a hand in their own destiny, who aspire to become their better selves; Your Signature Path offers guidance for life's most important challenge: Creating yourself while contributing to the world.

  • Offers a fresh, empowering vision of the individual's place in the world
  • Strengthens the reader's ability to see, understand, and shape the path they are on
  • Shows that the way an individual lives and works can make a positive difference in the world
  • Illuminates the integral role of work in a fulfilling life
  • Features practical exercises for re-imagining the relationship between self, work, and community

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Meet the Author


Visit Author Page - Geoffrey Bellman

Geoffrey M. Bellman spent the first fourteen years of his career on the inside of three Fortune 500 companies (Ideal Basic Industries, AMOCO Corporation, and G.D. Searle). Now, as an organizational consultant, he works with corporations on the effective use of human talent as they undertake major change. In this capacity, he has worked with more than 100 corporations, including GTE, TRW, and Shell Oil.

He is the author of Getting Things Done When You Are Not in Charge, Your Signature Path, The Consultants' Calling, and The Quest for Staff Leadership, which won the National Book Award of the Society for Human Resource Management.

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Table of Contents

    Part One: Your Self
  1. Sight Building
  2. Reaching for Fulfillment
  3. Where Are You Going?
  4. What Do You Need Along the Path?
  5. Your Three Selves
  6. Higher Views of Self
  7. Your Shadow Knows
    Part Two: Your World
  1. Making Sense of the World
  2. Selfless and Selfish
  3. The Roles You Play
    Part Three: Your Path
  1. The Work Path
  2. Passion at Work
  3. Paths Not Taken
  4. When Your Path Is Steep
  5. Your Intentions and Choices
  6. Appreciation Deserved
  7. Sustaining Hope
  8. Trust in Action
  9. What Are You Going to Do Now?
  10. Where Are We Going Together?

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Endorsements

"Wherever you are on your life path, you'll find Geoff Bellman to be a compassionate companion and coach. His conversational writing style reflects decades of experience engaging people in self-directed change processes. Be prepared to be moved in a direction that is uniquely yours."

Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez, coauthors of Your Money or Your Life

"Geoff Bellman has, with extraordinary insight and straight talk, given us thoughtful guidance for finding our path through life and work. His book goes beyond philosophy to include self-development exercises in every chapter. In effect, Bellman has written a workbook for life itself."

James A. Autry, author of Confessions of an Accidental Businessman, Love and Profit, and Life and Work

"Your Signature Path gracefully poses the simple yet powerful questions that allow readers to reaffirm or discover the central patterns in their lives. Once in place, this understanding helps them find the courage and skill necessary to speak up about important issues-at work and at home."

Kathleen D. Ryan, coauthor of The Courageous Messenger and Driving Fear Out of the Workplace

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