Is it Too Late to Run away and Join the Circus? : A Guide for Your Second Life
Downsized? Fed up? Don't worry - there's still time to start over! Part nspiration, part toolkit, this book answers the question What am I going to dowith my next life?" - showing career changers how to embrace new professional lives as well as the "new you" that emerges. From corporate upheaval to personal discontent, Is It Too Late to Run Away and Join the Circus? explores multiple reasons for considering a career change andprovides the most effective tools for taking charge of a career transition. Quizzes and checklists help identify individual strengths and desires - both personal and professional - to help you invest in your personal growth and develop a realistic and flexible plan of action.This book is filled with uplifting, real-life stories from people who have found the confidence and self-management savvy to reach out and grab their dream - from a biology professor turned jungle guide to a communications exec turned charter boatoperator."
- Paperback | 304 pages
- 154.94 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 385.55g
- 04 Feb 2002
- John Wiley & Sons Inc
- Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
- Foster City, United States
- Revised edition
Table of contents
Author's Note; Introduction; PART ONE: Watching the Circus Pass by; 1. Is It Too Late to Run Away and Join the Circus?; 2. The Future Isn't What It Used to Be; 3. Stealing the Corporations' Secrets; 4. What Kind of Circus Did You Have in Mind?; PART TWO: Getting Ready to Escape; 5. How to Be Your Own Consultant; 6. What You Believe Affects Where You Fit; 7. We're All Driven; 8. Working at Something You Enjoy - or Maybe You'd Rather Be a Nail Than a Hammer; 9. There's No Such Animal as a One-Person Circus; 10. Ganging Up on Change; 11. Work Is Social: Healthy Groups; 12. Are You Qualified for Your Dream?; 13. Families and Fellow Travelers; 14. Throw Away the Manual; PART THREE: At the Circus, There be Tigers; 15. It Doesn't Happen Overnight - Not with the Corporations, and Not with You; 16. You Don't Have to Do It All at Once: How to Test Drive Your Second Life; 17. The Moment of um You Know, Decision; 18. Making Change a Constant in Your Life; Workbook; References; Index
About Marti Diane Smye
Dr. Smye is a world-renowned thought leader, organizational behaviorist, and executive consultant in the fields of individual and organizational change. She is also a Founding Principal of Maddox Smye, LLC, an international consulting firm. She is the author of You Don't Change a Company by Memo and the coauthor of Corporate Abuse.