You're a member of Generation X-the 30-to-44 age cohort. And you've drawn the short stick when it comes to work. The economy has been stacked against you from the beginning. Worse, you're sandwiched between Boomers (with their constant back-patting blather and refusal to retire) and Gen Y's (with their relentless confidence and demands for attention).
You're stuck in the middle-of your life and between two huge generations that dote on each other.
But you can move forward in your career. In What's Next, Gen X? Tamara Erickson shows how. She explains the forces affecting attitudes and behaviors in each generation-Boomer, X, and Y-so you can start relating more productively with bosses, peers, and employees.
Erickson then assesses Gen X's progress in life so far and analyzes the implications of organizational and technological changes for your professional future. She lays out a powerful framework for shaping a satisfying, meaningful career, revealing how to:
-Identify work that matches what you care most about
-Succeed in a corporate career or an entrepreneurial venture
-Spot and seize newly emerging professional opportunities
-Use your unique capabilities to become an effective leader
Provocative and engaging, What's Next, Gen X? helps you break free from the middle and chart a fulfilling course for the years ahead.
|Publisher:||Harvard Business Review Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Tamara Erickson is a McKinsey Award-winning author; widely respected expert on organizations, innovation, and the impact of changing demographics on the workforce; and President of the nGenera Innovation Network.
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What's Next, Gen X?: Keeping Up, Moving Ahead, and Getting the Career You Want based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This is mainly a book of career advice, and coaching/cheerleading. There is some interesting demographic info in the first section. The second section has the advice, coaching, and self-assessment tools. The intended audience seems to be Gen-Xers who are having a mid-career or life crisis. This focuses solely on people who are employed in the private sector or are self-employed.