How to Pursue Your Purpose

How do you find and pursue your calling? How do you transition careers? What do institutions need in their leaders?

Scott Beardsley became dean of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business after a 26-year tenure at McKinsey & Company. Author of the book Higher Calling: The Rise of Nontraditional Leaders in Academia, Dean Beardsley sat down with University of Virginia Press’ Editor-in-Chief Eric Brandt to discuss his own experience as a “nontraditional” leader, how he discovered his calling, and advice for institutions shifting in leadership and individuals shifting vocations.

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