Descriere: Based on in-depth interviews with 55 business people from a variety of settings, this title describes how this gnawing doubt goes far beyond questions of work/life balance to whether we feel we can keep our word, keep our promises, say what we really think, or be the kind of person we want to be and still function in our organizations.
Autori: Elizabeth Doty | Editura: Berrett-Koehler Publishers | Anul aparitiei: 2009 | ISBN: 9781576755761 | Numar de pagini: 336 | Categorie: Careers
Ernie J. Zelinski
Career Success Without a Real Job: The Career Book for People Too Smart to Work in Corporations
Do you truly enjoy your job and have the personal freedom and prosperity to perform your work any time you want? Or are you just a wage slave working eight hours or more at a boring job that barely pays the bills? It doesn't have to be that way. This unconventional career guide will challenge and inspire you to: * Create your own dream job or choose to be self-employed in an exciting micro-business. * Learn how to actively pursue the alluring rewards of your dreams without compromise or apology. * Find your own important mission, true calling, or passionate pursuit with which you can make a great living. * Gain courage to escape the corporate world so that you don't have to spend the rest of your life trapped in a cubicle. * Be creative and have fun in your work. * Adopt a work model that allows you to get up at noon and make money while you sleep. * Restructure your life so that it has meaning, direction, and joy. * Take charge of your physical, emotional, financial, and spiritual well-being. * Experience true personal freedom in all areas of your life. * Above all, get the most out of your life - personally and professionally "Career Success Without a Real Job" is for those ...
Gregory P. Shea, Robert Gunther
Your Job Survival Guide: A Manual for Thriving in Change
Selected by IBM Competitive Edge Book Club Selection. "The beauty of this book on top of its life-saving timeliness is its capacity to give the reader concrete steps to live the good life and enjoy it. The book made me understand that work can be more fun than fun." -Warren Bennis, Ph.D., University Professor, University of Southern California, coauthor, Judgment: How Great Leaders Make Winning Calls and Transparency: How Leaders Create a Culture of Candor Change. It's your job. It just won't stop. It's relentless. It keeps coming at you like never-ending rapids in a permanent whitewater river. Change will burn you out if you don't learn how to handle it. This book is not, however, about mere survival. It is about thriving amidst the challenges of your permanent whitewater world at work. -Protect your career, improve your resilience, and seize the opportunities in turbulent times -Take charge, learn to pace yourself, set your own course, and lead others in ad-hoc teams -Ride the rapids and rediscover play and adventure in today's demanding work environment -Learn from research and the experiences of hundreds of professionals in industries from energy to ...
"Sorry, we don't hire FELONS " Finding employment after being released from prison can be one of the most difficult tasks a felon faces. No one wants to hire you but parole terms require you to have a job or go back to jail. Even if you do not have parole requirements, you have to support yourself and that means you must face the question on every job applicatrion: "Have you ever been convicted of a felony?" Over 80% of all employers use some form of background check today which greatly limits the job paths available to convicted felons and even those convicted of misdemeanors. Just because someone has a felony conviction does not necessarily make him or her a bad person. Unfortunately, most employers do not understand this distinction. There are many reasons, many valid reasons, someone can be convicted of a crime which can even result from them standing up for their rights or being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Many felony convictions are for non-violent offenses like failure to pay taxes, or refusing to testify against a friend, and similar offenses that are hardly crimes against humanity. Yet these poor souls are treated no differently from mass murders when it comes to ...