Authentic Career: Following the Path of Self-Discovery to Professional Fulfillment [NOOK Book]

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Our inner emotional lives -- who we really are -- deeply influence the choices we make at work. Unformunately, most of us never realize the profound effect exploring our inner selves can have on our professional choices and success. In The Authentic Career, a top executive coach presents a powerful four-stage process that combines professional, psychological, and spiritual resources for achieving career success and fulfillment. Maggie Craddock outlines a course filled with exercises, examples, and inspirational ...
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Authentic Career: Following the Path of Self-Discovery to Professional Fulfillment

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Overview

Our inner emotional lives -- who we really are -- deeply influence the choices we make at work. Unformunately, most of us never realize the profound effect exploring our inner selves can have on our professional choices and success. In The Authentic Career, a top executive coach presents a powerful four-stage process that combines professional, psychological, and spiritual resources for achieving career success and fulfillment. Maggie Craddock outlines a course filled with exercises, examples, and inspirational quotations that has proven successful for clients of all levels. She clearly shows how to separate our desires and needs from the external demands and expectations that family, society, and the workplace impose on us. Craddock uses real-life examples to show readers that they are not alone in wanting something more from their jobs and careers -- or in not knowing how to get it. Whether you are unemployed and reassessing your career path or simply looking for more fulfillment, The Authentic Career is an invaluable guide for rethinking professional strategies and discovering your own inner truths.
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This is a reflective book for the currently employed who are dissatisfied with their work. Craddock's "Authentic Career Process" comprises four stages (awareness, emotional ownership, interaction, and integration) and seeks to focus on our "authentic self" vs. the less-than-authentic person we often are on the job. According to the introduction, "Each stage is designed to help achieve a series of goals that will lead to authentic success"-which Craddock defines as doing work that truly reflects our personal values instead of those imposed on us. A former manager of a multibillion-dollar portfolio who has been featured on CNBC and NPR, Craddock subtly shifts emphases from personal values and goals in the first stage to unifying personal needs and altruistic desires in subsequent stages. The exercises seem to have depth and would probably enhance self-awareness in the spheres Craddock emphasizes (such as money, priorities, family, and emotions). Recommended for public libraries having active readership in career development. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781577317807
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • Publication date: 2/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,256,694
  • File size: 658 KB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xiii
Stage I Awareness 1
Chapter 1 Your Mental Detective Work 4
Exercise: Your Personal Tree of Life 7
Chapter 2 Your Monetary Detective Work 25
Exercise: Your Net Worth Comfort Zone 26
Chapter 3 The Mental Alchemy of Releasing the "Shoulds" 36
Exercise: Weeding the "Shoulds" 38
Exercise: Uncovering Your Authentic Priorities 44
Stage II Emotional Ownership 53
Chapter 4 The Physical Foundation of Success 59
Exercise: Expanding Your Emotional Boundaries 62
Chapter 5 Identifying Your Dominant Roles 73
Exercise: The Cycle of the Role and the Cycle of the Authentic Self 81
Exercise: Cueing the Role 85
Chapter 6 Strengthening Your Authentic Self 94
Exercise: Creating Your Personal Myth 97
Stage III Interaction 103
Chapter 7 Understanding the Impact of Group Energy 107
Exercise: Defining the Organizational Role 108
Exercise: The Influence Chart 115
Chapter 8 Building Relationships That Support Your Authentic Self 122
Exercise: Your Support Group Inventory 122
Exercise: Using the Group's Feedback 131
Chapter 9 Remaining True to Yourself Under Pressure 139
Exercise: The Dress Rehearsal for the Authentic Self 141
Stage IV Integration 151
Chapter 10 Learning to Trust Your Inner World 155
Exercise: The Mandala of Your Life 156
Chapter 11 Using New Tools for Old Challenges 162
Exercise: Developing a Personal Meditation Practice 164
Exercise: Your Synchronicities Inventory 170
Chapter 12 Maintaining an Interdependent Perspective 177
Exercise: Expanding Your Definition of Success 178
Exercise: A Letter to Your Future Self 187
Conclusion 196
Index 201
About the Author 209
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