Essential Choices For A Great Career
Careers Unplugged differs in its approach from previous writing on careers. Careers Unplugged frames careers as a set of clear and simple choices. These choices help you to focus on the fundamentals of a satisfying career – elements which all too often you may have overlooked in your search for overcomplicated solutions or paths to a more satisfying career.
Your career is a series of personal choices that YOU make … choices about what you do and how you do it. It is about the challenges you choose to pursue and those you do not, about the trade-offs you are prepared to make and those you are not, about investing time in certain things and not in others, about speaking up or not, and about the relationships you choose to invest in or not.
So, ‘unplug’ your thinking. Rather than letting organisational expediency drive your choices, take control of your career, recognise those situations that retard your potential, and seek to craft experiences that unleash your potential… and create a career that works for you.
In Praise of Careers Unplugged
Sheila Penrose, Chairman and Founder, Corporate Leadership Center and Global Chairman, Jones Lang LaSalle
Dr Bob Edgar, Chief Operating Officer, ANZ Banking Group
Douglas A. Ready, Ph.D. President, International Consortium of Executive Development and Research (ICEDR) & Visiting Professor, Organizational Behaviour, London Business School
John Mumm, Chairman, Spencer Stuart, Australia
Jane S Hemstritch Board Director, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, retired Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Accenture
Rosaleen Blair, Chief Executive Officer, Alexander Mann Solutions and Winner of Veuve Clicquot 2007 Business Woman of the Year, UK