Your Career Is An Extreme Sport: Focus, Drive, Excel

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Today's workplace demands a bungee cord, not a golden parachute. Think showing up every day, working 9-5, collecting an annual 4 percent raise and the occasional promotion makes you a player?

Reality check: You're not even in the game!

Forget the old rules of career advancement. The company man has left the building-and he took his gold watch with him. Your Career Is an Extreme Sport shows you how to apply the principles of extreme sports-such ...

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Overview

Today's workplace demands a bungee cord, not a golden parachute. Think showing up every day, working 9-5, collecting an annual 4 percent raise and the occasional promotion makes you a player?

Reality check: You're not even in the game!

Forget the old rules of career advancement. The company man has left the building-and he took his gold watch with him. Your Career Is an Extreme Sport shows you how to apply the principles of extreme sports-such as drive, stamina, flexibility, and guts-to achieve success in your career. Filled with advice from careerists who have achieved extreme success, this contrarian guide shows you how to get beyond your ho-hum career comfort zone and reach your professional peak.

Whether you are looking to land your next big gig or put more juice in your current job, this book will take you on the adrenaline-charged fast track you need to get there.

Author Biography: Eileen Gunn bungee-jumped into her freelance writing career in 1999, and has since spent her time honing the focus, creativity, quick thinking, and determination any extremely good reporter needs. She's written for the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Worth, Business 2.0, Self, and Glamour, among many other publications. Before going solo, she was a reporter for Fortune magazine. When she isn't writing, she gets as far away from civilization as possible-including volcano climbing in Bali. She resides in New York, NY.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593376116
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2007

    Going for the big air at work

    Your career will almost certainly not be a straight, uphill climb within a single company, according to author Eileen Gunn. Extreme sports are about personal expression, enjoying an exciting experience and developing a reputation for spectacular feats. An extreme career is about the same things. Orientated to Gen Xers and Gen Yers, the book describes a career trajectory that is more like jumping from peak to peak than like steady mountain climbing, as varying peaks and valleys bespeak dramatic career changes. We find value in the message that you can have an extreme career, if you wish, and in the instructions for how to hit the peaks. You can learn how to grab big air for your career and make more of every day of your life.

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