May 18, 2021
Title: Meaning and Purpose in Life: What's the Difference and Why Does It Matter?
Vic Strecher, Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, Professor of Health Behavior, Department of Family Medicine, Medical School and Associate Director, University of Michigan Cancer Center
Abstract: In this session, University of Michigan faculty Vic Strecher (Health Behavior and Health Education faculty, author of the book, "Life on Purpose" and founder of Kumanu, a company dedicated to helping people and organizations create authentic experiences and build stronger business performance, and Paula Caproni (Management and Organizations faculty and author of the book "The Science of Success: What Researchers Know that You Should Know") discuss why meaning and purpose are central to personal success and overall well being. Combining research, practical examples, and their own experience, Strecher and Caproni cover the following inspiring and practical topics: (1) the difference between meaning and purpose; (2) the benefits of each; (3) the potential risks of each if not applied wisely; and (4) how to incorporate meaning and purpose into your own life in ways that help you achieve your life goals and simultaneously contribute to the greater good.