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Author: Gregory Shea, Robert Gunther
Language: English Subject: Personal Development
ISBN: 9780137127023 Subject 2: Careers & Success
ISBN-13: 9780137127023 Publication Year: 11/08/2008
Synopsis: Selected by IBM Competitive Edge Book Club... Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 209x136x18mm

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Today's workers face an environment of permanent whitewater, characterized by intense uncertainty and unrelenting change. Most people struggle to cope with this new environment. In this guide, Shea and Gunther introduce readers to the new mindsets, equipment, and skills they need to thrive in an era of non-stop, accelerating change.

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Author(s)Gregory Shea, Robert Gunther
PublisherPearson Education (US)
Date of Publication11/08/2008
GenreCareers & Success

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Place of PublicationUpper Saddle River
Country of PublicationUnited States
ImprintFinancial TImes Prentice Hall
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Weight345 g
Width136 mm
Height209 mm
Spine18 mm

Table Of ContentsPreface: We Surely All Will Die xix CHAPTER 1: AN ESKIMO ON THE TITANIC 1 Dangerous Waters 3 Sailors and Paddlers:Your Real Job Is Change 6 The Limits of Flat-Water Thinking 9 CHAPTER 2: WORKING THE EDDIES: Pace Yourself to Preserve Your Sanity 13 All Hands on Deck 17 We Are Drowning in Change 19 The Impact of Exhaustion 22 Strategies for Pacing 25 Create a Not To Do List 27 Build Breaks in the Action 30 Get Good Sleep 32 Take a Nap 33 Enforce Vacations 35 Avoid the Perils of the Crazy Brave and Phony Tough 38 Keep a Roll in Reserve 41 CHAPTER 3: MASTERING THE ROLL: Prepare to Fail Gracefully and Recover Quickly 45 Failure Is the Only Option 48 Strategies for Failing Quickly and Recovering Gracefully 52 Treat Your Career as a Series of Experiments 52 Minimize the Risk of Failure 54 Master the Emotions of Failure 56 Practice Failing 57 Prepare to Learn from Failure 59 Make Your Mistakes on the Move 60 Failing and Play 62 CHAPTER 4: THE POWER OF PLAY: Optimism and Resilience 65 The Play's the Thing 66 The Power of Optimism 70 Strategies for Unsinkable Optimism 71 Create Optimism and Avoid Learned Helplessness 72 When All Else Fails, Paddle Like Hell 74 Choose Your Equipment for the Right Level of Fun 75 Patience: Keep Your Feet Up and Go With the Flow 77 Recharge by Paddling 79 Create Time and Space for Play 80 Cultivate Exuberance 81 CHAPTER 5: PERSONAL FLOTATION: You Are Responsible for Your Own Security 85 Sink or Swim 89 Strategies for Personal Flotation 91 Learn Self-Rescue by Developing Your Brand You 91 Build a Portfolio of Projects 92 Practice Your Offside Roll: Cultivate Diverse Skills to Increase Maneuverability 93 Create Strong Networks 98 Take Care of Your Health 100 Alone in a Tight Place 101 CHAPTER 6: SCOUTING AND PORTAGING: Set Your Own Course 103 Meaning Is Local 105 Get Out When You Hear the Roarof the Falls 109 Strategies for Scouting and Portaging 112 Listen to the River: Read the Water 112 Develop Your Intuition and Then Listen to It 115 Listen to Others: Learn from Reports of Fellow Travelers 120 Know When To Portage 123 Recognize When You Are Drowning 126 Listen to Your Heart 131 When in Doubt, Scout 133 The Phoenix 134 CHAPTER 7: RISING ABOVE THE ROAR: Communicate Through Symbols 137 Strategies for Communicating Above the Roar 140 Actions Speak Louder Than Words 140 Maintain a Line of Sight 142 Never Risk a Lie-Even Unintentionally 144 Ensure Two-Way Communication 147Create Space to Grieve: Funerals, Irish Wakes, Slicing Nursing Stations, and Other Symbolic Events 149 Make Sense of What Happened: Share Stories Around the Fire 152 Use Myths to Create Meaning 153 Use Metaphors 156 Finding Meaning and Shaping a Legacy 157 CHAPTER 8: BUILDING FLOCKS: Teaming for Today's Run 163 Murmurations of Starlings:Teams Have a Life of Their Own 165 Strategies for Teaming 167 Know What You Bring to the Team 168 Know Your Teammates 169 Become Skilled at Entering and Leaving Teams 171 Find Safety in Numbers 173 Understand What Game You Are Playing 175 Choose the Right Vessel 179 Understand the Working of Teams 181 The Power of the Team 183 CHAPTER 9: LEADING TRIPS: Guiding Through Permanent Whitewater 187 Leading in Permanent Whitewater 188 Understand Power and Influence on the River 189 Build Trust 193 Stepping Aside: Manage Shifting Roles 194Enabling Leaders and Following Followers: Stepping Up to Leadership 196 Assembling the Right Team 199 Structuring the Team 200 Humility and the Art of Leading from Behind 201 Conclusion, What Conclusion? 205 Building the G-Rig 207 The Rivers Are Rising 208 No Place to Hide-But Why Would You Want To? 215 Endnotes 219 Index 231
Author BiographyGregory Shea, Ph.D., consults, researches, writes, and teaches in the areas of organizational and individual change, leadership, group effectiveness, and conflict resolution. He is president of the consulting firm Shea & Associates, a principal in The Coxe Group international consultancy; Senior Consultant at the Center for Applied Research, Adjunct Professor of Management at The Wharton School, where he has taught for more than 25 years, an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, and a Faculty Associate of the Wharton School's Center for Leadership and Change. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard, Shea holds an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, and an M.A., M. Phil., and Ph.D. in Administrative Science from Yale. He is a member of the Academy of Management and the American Psychological Association. Robert Gunther is coauthor or collaborator on more than 20 books, including The Wealthy 100 and The Truth About Making Smart Decisions. He has appeared on CNBC's Power Lunch, NPR's Morning Edition, and numerous local and national radio and television programs, and his projects have been featured in The New York Times, Time, USA Today, and Fortune. His columns or articles also have been published in Harvard Business Review, American Heritage, Investor's Business Daily, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. As founder of Gunther Communications, he has consulted with Fortune 500 companies, universities, and major nonprofits. He is a graduate of Princeton University.

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Gregory Shea, Robert Gunther, Robert Gunther, Gregory Shea and Gregory Shea

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Today's workers face an environment of "permanent whitewater," characterized by intense uncertainty and unrelenting change. Most people struggle to cope with this new environment. In this guide, Shea and Gunther introduce readers to the new mindsets, equipment, and skills they need to thrive in an era of non-stop, accelerating change...

Your Job Survival Guide


Selected by IBM Competitive Edge Book Club Selection. "The beauty of this book on top of its life-saving timeliness is its capacity to give the reader concrete steps to live the good life and enjoy it. The book made me understand that work can be more fun than fun." -Warren Bennis, Ph.D., University Professor, University of Southern California, coauthor, Judgment: How Great LeadersMake Winning Calls and Transparency: How Leaders Create a Culture of Candor Change. It's your job. It just won't stop. It's relentless. It keeps coming at you like never-ending rapids in a permanent whitewater river. Change will burn you out if you don't learn how to handle it. This book is not, however, about mere survival. It is about thriving amidst the challenges of your permanent whitewater world at work. *Protect your career, improve your resilience, and seize the opportunities in turbulent times *Take charge, learn to pace yourself, set your own course, and lead others in ad-hoc teams *Ride the rapids and rediscover play and adventure in today's demanding work environment *Learn from research and the experiences of hundreds of professionals in industries from energy to telecommunications to financial services to health care There's nothing abstract or cute about the way this book talks about change: This is practical, grounded knowledge for managing your life in a business world that's churning with change. Gregory Shea, Ph.D. and Robert Gunther show how to keep your working life on course instead of being pushed beyond your limits...find fun and fulfillment...regroup and rebound from failure...protect yourself from events you can't predict...take charge of your life, an your future!

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