How to Lead with Purpose

Liam Black

Publication date: January 10, 2023


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‘Want to avoid making leadership mistakes and make better decisions? Read this book.’ – James Timpson

No time for wishful thinking when you’re changing the world.

If you’re a leader who wants to get things done in a way that makes the world a better place, you need someone in your corner.

Liam Black has been supporting social entrepreneurs and purpose-driven leaders for decades, and he understands what it takes to do work that goes beyond the bottom line – and what it can take out of you, too.

In this no-bullshit, woo-woo-free book, he reveals how to align purpose and leadership, how to deal with uncertainty, imposter syndrome, anxiety and loneliness along the way, how to exercise authority (even in the face of endemic sexism), and when it’s right to walk away.

‘Liam’s the mentor you want on your side when things get tough.’ – Sue Campbell, FA Director of Women’s Football

‘This book (like his mentoring) will help you get through tough times with grace – a must read.’ – Juliet Scott-Croxford, President North America Brompton Bikes

Liam Black has founded and led a dozen organizations, invested millions in purpose-driven companies and is a mentor to start-up entrepreneurs and leaders in multinational corporations.

Does the world really need another book about leadership? Well, it turns out it does.. Liam’s book is a paean Dr Craig Dearden Phillips, MBE

This book is a fantastic read…and it might just be what you need if you’re trying to make sense of your life, or your career. Bring it on!


I’ve benefited from Liam’s gloves off mentoring and can testify it’s both challenging and compassionate. I’m very grateful for it. And now you can get it in book form! It’s short, pithy, and provoking.


There’s no shortage of leadership books out there, but this is definitely one I would recommend. It is clearly written, honest, brave, entertaining and very, very funny. If you like seeing ego, pomposity and hypocrisy being skewered, you’ll love it.


He gets you to see the world as it is before you want to see the world as you want it to be. And that is why the gloves off mentor bit really rings true with me. I highly recommend it.


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198 x 129 x 38 mm