The Global Meaning Institute is a world leader in the area of Meaning with leading-edge research (including bestselling books on Meaning), education programs (including MEANING University), assessment tools (including MEANINGology® tests), and strategic advising (including Meaning Labs and consulting).

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"The Global Meaning Institute is dedicated to helping individuals, organizations, and societies

reach their full potential by living and working with MEANING. This builds engagement & resilience,

advances health & well-being, and increases performance & innovation."

MEANINGology® is the study and practice of Meaning in life, work, and society.

leaders

Alex pattakos, ph.d.

FOUNDER

ABOUT

Sample list of some of the world's best businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations that have benefited from our Meaning and Innovation services:

  • Corporate/Business: ADP, Bank of America, BBDO Advertising, Bell Mobility, Cargill, Campbell Soup Company, Carlson Hotels Worldwide, Citigroup, Fidelity Investments, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Hewlett-Packard Company, Kraft, Masterfoods/Mars, Molson Breweries, New York & Company, Oracle, Pricewaterhousecoopers, Timberland, Vancity Credit Union...

  • Healthcare: AstraZeneca, Bausch & Lomb, Bristol Myers Squibb, DuPont Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Leaders Association of British Columbia, The Mayo Clinic, Ontario Ministry of Health, Summa Health System, Tyco Healthcare, US Food & Drug Administration, VHA...

  • Government: Canadian Mortgage & Housing Corporation, Curacao Department of Economic Affairs, City of Mississauga, Ontario Public Service, Singapore Civil Service College, The Port of Toronto, USDA Forest Service...

  • Nonprofit/Associations: American Society for Public Administration, American Society for Quality, American Society for Training and Development, The Brookings Institution, Consortium for the Advancement of Adult Higher Education, The Conference Board, Heart & Stroke Foundation, Human Resources Professionals Association (Canada), Institute of American Indian Arts, Next Generation Economy, The Pennsylvania State University, Ringling School of Art and Design, Rural Community Assistance Corporation, Toronto Society of Financial Analysts/Association of Investment Management and Research, University of Toronto Innovations Foundation, Young Entrepreneur's Organization (YPO), Young Presidents' Organization/World Presidents' Organization, The Laurier Institute...

  • Individuals: (Confidential)

Prisoners of Our Thoughts -- international bestselling book on the human quest for meaning (22+ languages) incorporating the wisdom of the world-renowned psychiatrist and existential philosopher, Dr. Viktor E. Frankl, who personally urged Dr. Pattakos to write it. Click here for more information about Prisoners of Our Thoughts.



The OPA! Way -- award-winning book on living and working with meaning that is uniquely inspired by Greek philosophy, mythology, and culture. Click here for more information about The OPA! Way.



The Seeds of Innovation -- international bestseller that focuses on the three skill sets needed for innovative thinking (creative thinking, strategic thinking, transformational thinking) in addition to organizational innovation. Click here for more information about The Seeds of Innovation.

elaine dundon, mba

FOUNDER
  • Newly revised & expanded 3rd edition of the international bestselling book, Prisoners of Our Thoughts: Viktor Frankl's Principles for Discovering Meaning in Life and Work, is available in paperback, audiobook, and eBook formats from your favorite bookseller.

"In times of crisis or struggle, we need to go back to the basics and search for the true sources of MEANING

in our lives, work, and society."--Elaine Dundon

What's New

Best-selling books

  • Elaine Dundon and Dr. Alex Pattakos with the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, OC, OOnt, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Representative of Her Majesty the Queen, receiving Distinguished Service Awards from the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada for their scientific work, academic achievements, and contributions to Canada & the international community, to peace & social justice, and to the humanities & Greek culture heritage.
  • Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post, has asked Elaine Dundon and Dr. Alex Pattakos to be subject matter experts on Meaning and contribute their insights to The Thrive Journal, the media platform and global hub for conversation around health, well-being, and performance of her new company, Thrive Global. See MEDIA for updates.

Clients

Click here for more information about the Leaders.