Up Is Not the Only Way: Rethinking Career Mobility, 1st Edition

  • Beverly Kaye
  • Lindy Williams
  • Lynn Cowart
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  • ISBN-10: 1523083492
  • ISBN-13: 9781523083497
  • DDC: 650.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 144 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released August 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Over and over, managers hear employees asking, Do I have a future here? Many managers and leaders struggle with the fact that they simply cannot deliver vertical moves or promotions for every employee who wants or even deserves that option. This book introduces the concept of flexibility and agility and the multiple ways employees can grow, learn, and build a career as the way to solve the problems of immobility and retention. Managers need the tools for building rich dialogue about career mobility and dynamic workplaces that demand resilient talent at all levels. The key is communicating effectively and comfortably around the topic of career options that span a spectrum of employee engagement. From those who are ready and want to move to those who are satisfied to stay right where they are, and even for those who have no idea what the next opportunity might be, this book provides a way through these tough conversations.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Praise for Up is Not the Only Way.
Half Title Page.
Other titles by the author:.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Note from the Authors.
Half Title Page.
1: Up Was Never for Everyone.
2: Telescope to Kaleidoscope.
3: Leave the Ladder behind.
4: Grow Here Enrichment.
5: Try before You Buy Exploratory.
6: Sideways to Highways Lateral.
7: Step Back for a Reason or a Season Realignment.
8: When Up is the Way Vertical.
9: Is That Grass Really Greener? Relocation.
10: Go for It.
About the Authors.
Other Backmatter.
Other Backmatter.