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What's Next? free pdf The traditional linear career path is disappearing in the 21st century world of work. This thoughtprovoking and engaging book follows the first groups of the Boomer generation worldwide as they begin to take steps away from a linear career path into an uncharted stage somewhere in between middle-age and old-age, a full-time professional life and retirement in the traditional sense of the word. After decades in successful careers in the United States, Europe, and Asia, these interviewees found themselves nearing the glass ceiling of age and facing traditional retirement. The problem was, nothing about this traditional 'next step' corresponded to their aspirations or potential. All of them still felt in the prime of life, had no intention of getting in the back seat, and playing a passive role, but no longer wished to pursue the linear corporate, academic, or industrial career path to its bitter end. Unlike in earlier stages of career change, where one choice must often be made among the many possibilities, for people at this stage, plurality and flexibility are key. This desire for plurality and to extend 'the prime of life' by a decade or more, can mean Non-Executive Board work, applying business expertise in a non-profit environment, living out a passion, mentoring or academic work, and for many, a little of each. But all the choices reveal a deeper and urgent desire to take control and fulfil some of the dreams that were set aside when this generation began their careers: resolving the work-life balance, making a difference, and doing it their way. Using the wisdom and lessons learned from these interviews, the authors put forward an essential road map for professionals in business and academia, or for entrepreneurs, who are contemplating this type of change. It is vital to understand the essential steps, such as managing one's network, dealing with time, and the choice of plurality when preparing for and living through this career and life-changing process. Some of these steps can and should be taken while still working in a full-time career, while others provide directions and subjects of reflection when planning and living through this change.

About Dona Roche-Tarry

Dona Roche-Tarry is Managing Partner of the European Board Practice for CTPartners. She has over 10 years of experience in talent advisory services and has successfully completed assignments for Non Executive Directors, Chairmen, CEOs, C-suite and Managing Directors across Europe and the United States. Dona has assisted large public multinationals and high growth emerging companies to strategically structure their boards and leadership teams. She is a certified executive coach and advises senior executives across industry sectors. Prior to CTPartners, Dona was with Heidrick and Struggles as Managing Partner, Barclays Plc. as Director of Human Resources in the Commercial Bank reporting to the CEO and in her earlier career was General Manager at British Telecom. She has a Bachelor of Science from University of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and was a Trustee of The Work Foundation. Dale Roche-Lebrec is a Freelance Writer, Editor and Translator. She spent 15 years working for France Innovation Scientifique et Transfert, the technology transfer affiliate of the CNRS, the largest French scientific research institute, where she negotiated patent licenses, performed industrial partner searches and was Director of Operations. Prior to this Dale was Managing Editor for the Journal of Hepatology and was an editor and translator for various other scientific journals, websites and books. She transitioned out of her full-time career in 2007 and today is pursuing the plural lifestyle described in What's Next? Dale has a Bachelor of Arts from University of Connecticut a Master's Degree from University of Paris VII in Linguistics and a Diplome d'etudes Approfondies from the University Paris VII in Literature

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Author : Dona Roche-Tarry
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 12 October 2011
ISBN : 0230291252
EAN : 9780230291256
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 216 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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