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“Man’s Search for Meaning” – What Drives You as a Leader?

From time to time, we’ll share what other books are on Lee’s bookshelf. For the 4th time, Lee just finished re-reading Viktor E Frankl’s book, “Man’s Search for Meaning”.

Based on his own experience at Auschwitz and the experiences of those he treated in his practice as a psychologist, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose.

Frankl’s theory—known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos (“meaning”)—holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful.

What are your thoughts on this idea? Do you agree or disagree? And, how does it relate to you as a leader who is searching for meaningful pursuits?

Share your comments below, and check out this book at your local bookstore or online retailer!

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