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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4 years agoThis book helps you make aware of and reflect on your daily dealings, as well as insights on possible improvement. Although hindsight is 20/20, it might be a little late if you to wait for a 'career derailment' to make such realization, albeit having some kind of wake-up call is better than having none at all.
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.
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