Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One
Publisher: Gildan Media
Date: October 2016
Duration: 6 hours 35 minutes
Now, more than ever, we are being asked to navigate career changes deftly and frequently. The average employee tenure in America is just four or five years, and even those job roles often change dramatically within that span.Our economy is now demanding that we create dynamic careers based on creativity, innovation, and serving others. We are being asked to move from careers that used be based on linear, predictable ladders to trajectories that are now much more fluid and entrepreneurial.Pivoting is a mindset and a skill set, and it is one we can all get better at.
Using anecdotes from her own experience and the experiences of the successful professionals, Blake provides a 3-stage process that will teach anyone how to:Identify existing strengths, interests, and experiences.Scan the horizon for new opportunities, skill you'd like to develop, and people and opportunities, without falling prey to paralysis by analysis.Reduce risk by running small job "experiments" that can provide feedback and help determine next steps in your career trajectory.No matter your age, life stage, bank account balance, or career level, you need to be able to pivot into your next opportunity. Whether your perfect-on-paper job has hit a plateau, you're considering taking on a new role, or moving into a new company, or industry, or even starting or folding your own business, you need to learn how to make Plan B your new Plan A.