Career Choreography: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Finding the Right Job and Achieving Huge Success and Happiness

Career Choreography: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Finding the Right Job and Achieving Huge Success and Happiness

by Ken Lindner
Career Choreography: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Finding the Right Job and Achieving Huge Success and Happiness

Career Choreography: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Finding the Right Job and Achieving Huge Success and Happiness

by Ken Lindner


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America’s Most Successful Career Developer shows you how to secure personally suited jobs and achieve your professional goals by following easy and effective steps.

Renowned talent agent, author, and career counselor Ken Lindner has written a game-changing plan of action to enable you to identify, find, and secure the job, position, or profession that’s uniquely suited for you. For over thirty-five years, Lindner has skillfully used these same choreographies and strategies with thousands of successful individuals, including such broadcast journalists as Lester Holt, Mario Lopez, Robin Meade, Liz Claman, Ana Cabrera, and Nancy O’Dell. 

If you need a new job, if you’re stuck in an unsatisfying profession, entering the workforce for the first time, or aspiring to enjoy enormous success in your current position, Career Choreography will show you how to

o identify and achieve your goals and dreams, and objectively recognize the skills and experiences needed to attain them;

o craft the wisest and most beneficial career steps;

o develop a rock-solid, reliable mindset and skill-set foundation; and

o make your heart sing by achieving a true life and work balance.

Career Choreography will equip you with the strategies, insights, and wisdom to empower you to accomplish huge and sustained career success. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626348424
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press
Publication date: 04/06/2021
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 1,089,380
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Ken Lindner is the founder of Positive Life Choice Psychology™ and the Positive Life Choice Psychology Lifestyle™. Ken’s calling is to envision what can be in people and to craft the steps that turn their great potential into a highly positive and productive reality. He graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude; from Cornell Law School; from Brooklyn Polytechnic Preparatory Country Day School (Brooklyn Poly Prep); and from the Brooklyn Ethical Culture School.

     In addition to Career Choreography™, Ken is the author of four books: Your Killer Emotions: The 7 Steps to Mastering the Toxic Emotions, Urges, and Impulses That Sabotage You, in which he shares with readers how to master their emotions and break their destructive behavioral patterns and bad habits; Crunch Time! 8 Steps to Making the Right Life Decisions at the Right Times, which gives readers the tried-and-true emotionally intelligent life strategies that will enable them to fulfill their greatest potentials; and Editions 1 and 2 of Broadcasting Realities, which equip broadcast journalists and aspiring broadcast journalists with the essential information they need to make constructive career decisions. At the heart of all of these books is the concept that your life choices are precious, and if made wisely and strategically, they can change your life in the most beneficial and wonderful ways.

     Ken is married to Melinda, and they are blessed to have twin children, Mary and Tristan. They also have three adorable dogs, Peanut, Bert, and Clara. The Lindners live in Los Angeles, California.

Table of Contents

Your Introduction to Career Choreography™ 1

Part I How to Identify and Craft Your Career Choreography

1 Your Key Choreography Terms 9

2 The Conscious Choice 16

3 Choreography Realities 19

4 Choreography Construction-What Do You Want to Attain? 21

5 Where Are You Today? 45

6 The Soft Choreography and the Soft-Concurrent Choreography 54

7 The Hard Choreography 59

8 Multiple Choreographies 63

9 The Step-Back Choreography 70

10 The Jump-Start Choreography 72

11 My POP Tennis Choreography 76

Part II Career Choreography Strategies to Attain Huge Success Throughout Your Career Journey

12 Lead with Your Strength 83

13 The Enhancing Niche 91

14 Does Your Discontent Lie with Your Work or with Your Job? 95

15 Be Passionate about and Engaged in What You Do 99

16 Favorable First Impressions and Fulfilling Finishes 104

17 Lay a Rock-Solid Mindset and Skill-Set Foundation 108

18 Secure the Most Beneficial Training Experiences 113

19 Starting Your Career with an Established, Reputable Company 115

20 Hunger, Complacency, and Preparation 117

21 The Difficulty of Maintaining or Increasing Success 120

22 The Importance of Discipline and Delayed Gratification 125

23 Constructively Slog through Tedious and Difficult Assignments 131

24 Know the Expectations of Your Employers, Associates, and Clients 134

25 Set Yourself Apart from Your Competitors 137

26 Compartmentalization 139

27 Recognize Defining Moments and Be Opportunistic 142

28 Identify the Void and the Need in the Marketplace 148

29 Do Not Let Fear Paralysis Impede or Derail Your Career Growth 156

30 Be an Entrepreneur for Your Employer 161

31 How to Deal with Defeat and Get Your Career Back on Track 164

32 Emotional Equilibrium and the Art of "Selective Amnesia" 174

33 The Loyalty and Familiarity Factors 178

34 Be a Respectful Listener and a Confident, Relaxed Communicator 182

35 Develop an Engaging, Success-Evoking Personality 187

36 Don't Rationalize Away Career-Destructive Behavior 193

37 Pay Attention to the "How" 197

38 Don't Be an Energy Vampire 202

39 You Want the Leverage in Contract Negotiations 205

40 Do Not Leave Your Job Before Securing an Enhancing Position Elsewhere 211

41 Take the Constructive High Road When Leaving Your Current Job 215

42 Choreographies Can Go Awry and May Need Modification 217

43 Be Flexible, Adaptable, and Constructive 222

44 "EUM"-Emotion and Urge Management 230

45 The Virtues of Letting Go and Being Patient 242

46 Quick Takes-More Success-Evoking Career Strategies 245

Part III Attaining True Career and Life Happiness

47 The Importance of Pursuing Your Passion and Your Calling 271

48 You Don't Need to Be the Richest One in the Cemetery 275

Author's Note 281

Acknowledgments 283

Appendix 285

About the Author 299

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“Ken Lindner’s brilliant strategies have certainly helped shape and grow my career. Now, he shares his wonderful insights with you in his new book, Career Choreography.™”

–Mario Lopez, American host, actor, author, producer

Career Choreography is exactly what people need right now! This book is magic! Ken Lindner has been choreographing my career at NBC News, MSNBC, and now CNN Headline News for over a decade with his one-of-a-kind-technique. At a time when so many crave a clear job and career direction, Ken’s spot-on professional strategies and steps are invaluable for everyone who wants a fulfilling job and professional path. No one develops careers and crafts successful strategies like Ken Lindner.”

–Lynn Smith, Headline News anchor and author

“Ken Lindner has devoted his career to helping people find, secure, and thrive in the jobs they covet. His Career Choreography strategies are a masterful roadmap to success.”

–Philip D. M. de Picciotto, founder and president, Octagon Sports and Entertainment Network

“Every copy of Career Choreography should be wrapped with a big, green bow because—make no mistake—it is a gift to anyone working to achieve the kind of success most only dream of. Ken Lindner not only rewrites the old-school definition of success to include inner happiness and fulfillment, which have incredibly valuable currencies of their own, but then takes us to the yellow brick road and choreographs the journey for us. No matter what industry you hope to conquer, Career Choreography will give you the universal steps that will get you dancing to the top.”

–Liz Claman, host of The Claman Countdown on the Fox Business Network and author

“Ken Lindner has an extraordinary talent and track record for creating successful careers for his clients. Trust the advice of the best career developer in the business! I speak from many wonderful years of positive experience with Ken. If you want to join or re-join the workforce in a fulfilling and rewarding position that’s suited to you and your special talents, Career Choreography is a must-read!”

—Ernie Anastos, Emmy Award-winning NYC television news icon and author

“‘I am the master of my fate and captain of my soul’ are the Invictus words of William Ernest Henley that provide hope for all of us in the journey of our lives and careers. Ken Lindner’s new, masterful book, Career Choreography, is an outstanding tool that confers upon each of us the essential concepts and techniques that facilitate success in career and life. Over his illustrious career, Ken has been the agent to hundreds of the most successful TV news anchors and personalities. He is the agent of change, omnipresent teacher, mentor, and consultant that helps all of us develop our mission, vision, and concise and focused plans. Career Choreography is a must-read that depicts real-life examples and stories that illuminate tactics and strategies that we all can use in each of our playbooks.”

–Bert R. Mandelbaum MD, DHL (hon.), co-chair of medical affairs, Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute and author of The Win Within: Capturing Your Victorious Spirit

“I’ve depended on Kenny Lindner’s advice and career consultation for a quarter of a century! Like shoe-leather reporting, his Career Choreography values hard work, discipline, and delayed gratification. But his emphasis on finding the right job fit was the secret sauce that pointed me in the direction of my dreams, and a fulfilling career bringing you the morning news!”

–Robin Meade, anchor, Morning Express with Robin Meade on HLN 

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