Retire Retirement: Career Strategies for the Boomer Generation

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Good news: there is no need to retire. There is no need to pack up your desk or attend one more retirement party. Why? With the widening gap between the number of workers and the demand for talent, employers are looking to keep smart, productive workers in the workplace. The growing talent shortage will allow you to re-negotiate your relationship with "work." The question is how will you make the most of your new career options. By retreating from traditional 9-5 work or by exploring unconventional ways to stay ...
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Overview


Good news: there is no need to retire. There is no need to pack up your desk or attend one more retirement party. Why? With the widening gap between the number of workers and the demand for talent, employers are looking to keep smart, productive workers in the workplace. The growing talent shortage will allow you to re-negotiate your relationship with "work." The question is how will you make the most of your new career options. By retreating from traditional 9-5 work or by exploring unconventional ways to stay a part of the workplace? The choice is yours, and "Retire Retirement" shows you how to think about what you want, and how to get it. In this conversational, optimistic book, you will learn how to negotiate the best work environment for you, how to work with different generations to get the most out of your job, and explore the great opportunities that lie ahead. This book will help you begin today to create the opportunities that fit your unique needs--now and in the years to come! Tamara J. Erickson is both a respected, McKinsey Award-winning author and popular and engaging storyteller. Her compelling views of the future are based on extensive research on changing demographics and employee values and, most recently, on how successful organizations work. She is President of The Concours Institute, the research and education arm of BSG Concours, a division of BSG Alliance Corp., and co-author of Workforce Crisis.
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Forbes.com
Since trudging to the office until age 85 sounds horrific, the question is: What will an enjoyable and fulfilling retirement look like? In her new book, Retire Retirement: Career Strategies for the Boomer Generation, Tamara Erickson explores boomers' options and offers guidance for achieving them.
The New York Times
Research has indicated that for older adults to succeed in transition, "it's better to test the waters than to sit home evaluating your life with checklists and self-assessments...It's only through an iterative process of trying new things that you'll find something that really works for you.
The Associated Press
Gone are the days when retirement meant playing golf, gardening, learning a new language or just spending your 9-to-5 on the couch. "We're living in a day and age where the last 30 or so years of your adult life are as important as the first 30..."
The Wall Street Journal
To experts, it's no surprise that many older career changers look to the nonprofit world for a second act. "This is a group that when they were young thought they wanted to change the world, and many put that on the backburner for 20 to 30 years while they climbed the corporate ladder . . .
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422120590
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
  • Publication date: 3/4/2008
  • Pages: 183
  • Sales rank: 1,389,421
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Tamara J. Erickson is both a respected, McKinsey Award-winning author and popular and engaging storyteller. Her compelling views of the future are based on extensive research on changing demographics and employee values and, most recently, on how successful organizations work. She is President of The Concours Institute, the research and education arm of BSG Concours, a division of BSG Alliance Corp, and co-author of Workforce Crisis.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     1
Why Do You Think What You Think?     9
Challenge Your Assumptions-and Your Employer's     39
Sort Through Your Options     71
Renegotiate Your Deal: Getting What You Want     101
Reinvent Your Career and Your Life: Doing What You Want     133
Notes     161
Index     169
About the Author     183
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