The Right – and Wrong – Stuff
How Brilliant Careers Are Made and Unmade
Public Affairs, 2018
Avoid career derailment by developing self-awareness and recognizing your blind spots.
More than 50% of employees eventually have a “career derailment” when they get demoted or fired, or their careers flatline. They derail due to a lack of self-awareness, an inability to fix their blind spots or a misalignment with corporate culture. Executive Carter Cast illustrates employee behavioral problems in five archetypes. Cast has fun covering the “wrong stuff,” and listing each type’s potential reform. He shows you how to leverage the skills your firm needs, understand your motivation and become your own advocate.
About the Author
Carter Cast is venture partner at Pritzker Group Venture Capital and a professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
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More often, these career derailments rarely take place for reasons originated from your personality stated in this book, nor are they rational, or can even be rationalized. So following suggestions set forth in this book might make you a more agreeable and empathic person, but it would be naive to think you could save yourself from your next derailment by being more agreeable and empathic.