Item description for The Next Level: A Parable of Finding Your Place in Life by David Gregory...
Overview When Logan is hired as an organizational analyst by Universal Systems, he must evaluate the company's five divisions, each on a separate level and operating on startlingly unique principles, which begins a life-changing pursuit for the next level.
Publishers Description Business degree in hand, Logan enters the immense Universal Systems building and is hired as an organizational analyst -- a trouble-shooter. His job: evaluate the company's five divisions, each on a separate level and each operating on startlingly unique principles. Which set of principles is successful? Why is most of the company's profit generated by one tiny division? What is real profit, anyway? And who is the enigmatic executive that Logan ends up reporting to? Logan engages in a life-changing pursuit for "The Next Level"-a fascinating parable that will help you answer some of life's most perplexing and vital questions. Joining Logan in evaluating each level's approach, you'll be inspired to consider the big picture of your own life from an entirely different perspective -- one that holds the key to life's ultimate purpose. No matter where you are now, get ready to embark on your own passionate pursuit of "The Next Level. "
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 5" Height: 10.5" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Feb 19, 2008
Publisher WaterBrook Press
ISBN 1400072433 ISBN13 9781400072439
Availability 0 units.
More About David Gregory
David Gregory" "is the author of the best-selling books "Dinner with a Perfect Stranger" and "A Day with a Perfect Stranger, " and coauthor of two nonfiction books. After a ten-year business career, he returned to school to study religion and communications, earning graduate degrees from The University of North Texas and Dallas Theological Seminary. A native Texan, David now devotes himself to writing full time.
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entertaining easy to read and comprehend parable Feb 21, 2008
Logan Bell quit his first job after graduating with a business degree; he hated his boss the jerk and felt out of place as a human resource specialist. He would prefer to play games, but dad the business executive keeps asking the question: have you found your next job?
He visits Universal Systems where the number two guy the Director asks him what he wants to be; he says an organizational development analyst who looks for problems. The Director hires him as the first OD in the massive organization and sends him to the first level to analyze what he sees and report back to him his findings. When the Director feels he understands that level, he will go on to study Levels 2-5 sequentially. Logan soon realizes that the employees of Level 1 never perform anything related to the goals of the company. The Director sends him to Level 2 as Logan begins to understand how Universal Systems operates and makes a profit.
This entertaining easy to read and comprehend parable actually works on two levels. First there is an obvious business application involving the staff working to achieve the company's strategic goals instead of their own agenda or their individual interpretation of the top management objectives. However, on a much deeper level, David Gregory makes a case that for people to feel their life is complete with a high sense of self actualization they must look beyond themselves to choose freely to encompass God's plan for guidance; for that is maximizing one's self on the fifth level. Although enjoyable with a fascinating concept, this reviewer doubts many readers will take to heart David Gregory's well written "parable of finding your place in life".