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Lifeboat: Navigating Unexpected Career Change and Disruption

Lifeboat: Navigating Unexpected Career Change and Disruption

by Maggie Craddock


Available for Pre-Order. This item will be available on May 12, 2020


In Lifeboat, Maggie Craddock uses the stories of the survivors of the Titanic as a metaphor for hardworking professionals today facing uncertainty. They are swimming in waters jarred by sudden waves of downsizing, management shakeups, company mergers, dried-up funding, scandals, and probably a shark or two. The experiences of Titanic survivors, Craddock shows, offer lessons for a transformative workplace approach, one that recognizes that “every man for himself” does not work long-term. Craddock illustrates how the skills people need to survive and thrive are those that help them transition from the self-help mindset to an us-help way of looking at the world. Lifeboat is organized as a series of key questions to ask when facing a difficult situation of extreme change or when things just don’t feel right at work. The questions help readers articulate their authentic priorities, assess the group energy in their workplace, and identify the type of environment that would enable them to actualize their true potential. Most people are eager to do good work, collaborate with others, and participate in a professional culture that stands for something meaningful. Lifeboat helps them realize that goal, even in the midst of turbulent times.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608686841
Publisher: New World Library
Publication date: 05/12/2020
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Maggie Craddock is a veteran executive coach known for her work with Fortune 500 CEOs and senior management. She has been featured on CNBC, ABC News, and National Public Radio. She is also a certified therapist and the author of The Authentic Career and Power Genes. She lives in Exton, Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Origin of the Lifeboat Process

The Titanic Story: Big Hype, High Hubris

Lifeboat Question #1: Am I Aboard the Titanic?
Awareness of Your Reality

Lifeboat Question #2: How Do I Feel About the Ship I’m On?
The Power of the Pause

Lifeboat Question #3: What Story Am I Telling Myself?
How We Create False Narratives

Lifeboat Question #4: What’s My Inner Iceberg?
Identifying Where You Get Stuck – And Why

Lifeboat Question #5: How Will I Respond to a Threat?
How Internal Preparation Strengthens External Performance

Lifeboat Question #6: Who Will Help Me in a Crisis?
Enhancing Interpersonal Discernment

Lifeboat Question #7: What Action Should I Take?
Operating Strategically Under Pressure

Lifeboat Question #8: What Can We Achieve Together?
Focusing Group Energy

Conclusion: What Story Will You be Able to Tell?