Book Recommendation – Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career

Whether as a daydream or a spoken desire, nearly all of us have entertained the notion of reinventing ourselves. Feeling unfulfilled, burned out, or just plain unhappy with what we’re doing, we long to make that leap into the unknown. But we also hold on, white-knuckled, to the years of time and effort we’ve invested in our current profession.

In this powerful book, Herminia Ibarra presents a new model for career reinvention that flies in the face of everything we’ve learned from “career experts.” While common wisdom holds that we must first know what we want to do before we can act, Ibarra argues that this advice is backward. Knowing, she says, is the result of doing and experimenting. Career transition is not a straight path toward some predetermined identity, but a crooked journey along which we try on a host of “possible selves” we might become.

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Finding your Element

“With a wry sense of humor, Ken Robinson looks at the conditions that enable us to find ourselves in the element and those that stifle that possibility. He shows that age and occupation are no barrier, and that once we have found our path we can help others to do so as well. “The Element” shows the vital need to enhance creativity and innovation by thinking differently about human resources and imagination. It is also an essential strategy for transforming education, business, and communities to meet the challenges of living and succeeding in the twenty-first century.”

Questions are the answer

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Written By Satyendra Chelvendra

Ask questions and listen to the quiet voice within.

Questions allow us to gain clarity…….

….Too often we only ask question that we think we already know the answer to. It is immediately obvious that the person asking the question is already convinced that they have the perfect solution and are hoping that we will recognise that solution in the veiled question so we agree with them!

Read the full article at –

https://www.giftofconfusion.org/articles/when-we-dwell-on-the-questions-the-answers-will-find-us

 

Welcome to the Neutral Zone

………I never really stopped to consider how I did what I did, I just got on with it. But, once I began to consciously reflect on it I fell in a heap and couldn’t really figure out how I’d done it. Or perhaps more importantly – I didn’t know why. And, I certainly didn’t know what I was going to do next. 

I came to recognise this place of limbo as the ‘Neutral Zone’ – or the second phase described by Bridges………….

In between the letting go and the taking hold again, there is a chaotic but potentially creative “neutral zone” when things aren’t the old way, but aren’t really a new way yet either. This three-phase process-ending, neutral zone, beginning again-is transition. Transition is the way that we all come to terms with change.”

 – William Bridges

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http://www.giftofconfusion.org/articles/welcome-to-the-neutral-zone