Today’s employees want meaningful work and a better work-life balance. Beverly Kaye, Lindy Williams and Lynn Cowart – three consultants who’ve experienced the six possible career paths covered here – offer a manual about the different ways your career can grow. They explore “enrichment, exploratory, lateral, realignment” and “relocation” strategies as well as “vertical” upward growth. Their advice is a solid conversation starter for managers who want to retain top talent and for employees who are eager for professional development. Its blue color scheme and large, boldface font sizes are whimsical though distracting. getAbstract recommends this insightful guidebook to managers, employees and HR professionals.
About the Authors
Beverly Kaye also wrote Love ’Em or Lose ’Em and Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go. She founded Career Systems International, where Lynn Cowart is vice president of quality delivery and Lindy Williams, who formerly worked at American Express, is a senior consultant.
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6 years agoI personally like to see all my options before I chose something. This was a great perspective of your career step choices. As a youth, I only saw the lateral path. This made me realize that it is ok to go in any direction not just up to be successful and happy with your career.
6 years agoStraight to the point, sometimes we know what we want but don't know how to do it. In this summary it takes you from the gray area to the right place, where you will know what next step to be done. Up is not always the right move, alternatives should be considered too.
6 years agostay confident and patient in your carrer orientation...a lateral step is also a way to climb to your ideal
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