How Ordinary People Can Have an Extraordinary Impact in the World
“I want to feel good about the world again…I want to find genuine heroes and to be connected to goodness, to see it in myself and to be that for others.”
Our polarized, divisive culture seems to be without heroes and role models. We are adrift in a dark sea of disillusionment and distrust and we need "human lighthouses" to give us hope and direct us back to the goodness in each other and in our own hearts.
In this stirring follow-up to his memoir, Steve Pemberton gives practical encouragement for how you can be a "human lighthouse" for others and through these inspiring stories will renew your hope for humanity.
HOW CAN ORDINARY PEOPLE HAVE AN EXTRAORDINARY IMPACT IN THE WORLD?
You feel frustration at the division and abuse in our culture (of any kind)
You're not sure who to look towards for heroism
Desire to live with purpose and meaning, including those who find themselves in their own storms
You want to feel good about the world around you, and know you are doing your part to have a positive impact.
Steve Pemberton found a lighthouse in an ordinary man named John Sykes, his former high school counselor. John gave Steve a safe harbor after Steve escaped an abusive foster home and together they navigated a new path that led to personal and professional success.
Through stories of people like John and several others, you will identify how the hardships you have overcome equip you to be a "human lighthouse," inspiring those around you.
The humble gestures of kindness that change the course of our lives can shift the course for America too. With a unique vision for building up individuals and communities and restoring trust, The Lighthouse Effect opens your eyes to those who are quietly heroic.
THE LIGHTHOUSE EFFECT WILL HELP YOU DISCOVER:
Understand the “human lighthouse” concept and understand how you might become one.
Gain hope as you learn a new definition of “hero” and discover where they are found in our culture.
Gain affirmation in a sense of common identity as diverse Americans
Identify how the hardships you have overcome equip you to be a “human lighthouse” to those around you.
ENDORSEMENTS AND READER REVIEWS
#1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Again and host of the TED podcast WorkLife
"The people who matter most in our lives are like lighthouses: we can count on them to stay sturdy through a storm and shine a path to guide us through darkness. Steve Pemberton shows us how to find them—and how to become them."
"If you have ever doubted whether your work impacts the world, The Lighthouse Effect is for you."
— Mildred Joyner, president of National Association of Social Workers
"The Lighthouse Effect is perhaps most of all an exercise in daily gratitude for the power of small moments—and the people that make them happen."
— Eric Mosley, CEO of Workhuman and coauthor of Making Work Human
The greatest heroes are alongside you, and within you. Even in your ordinariness, you can be a superhero.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Steve Pemberton is chief people officer for Workhuman, the world’s leading enterprise technology company that pioneered the human workplace. Prior to assuming his role at Workhuman, Steve was a senior human resources executive at Walgreens. Steve’s commitment to others and his refusal to accept things as they are have earned him national recognition, including the prestigious Horizon Award by the United States Congress and the coveted Trumpet Award.
A popular speaker nationwide, Steve is also the author of the bestselling memoir A Chance in the World. Steve and his wife, Tonya, are the proud parents of three children.