Up Is Not the Only Way by Beverly Kaye audiobook

Up Is Not the Only Way: Rethinking Career Mobility

By Beverly Kaye , Lindy Williams , and Lynn Cowart
Read by Sandy Weaver Carman

Berrett-Koehler Publishers 9781523083480
2.47 Hours Unabridged
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Up Is Not the Only Way Rethinking Career Mobility Move up or move out. When those two options appear to be the only ones, dissatisfaction grows and engagement suffers. In decades of studying careers around the globe, Beverly Kaye, Lindy Williams, and Lynn Cowart have found that, in fact, there are more options. And rethinking career mobility can lead you to them! Career mobility isn't just about moving to a new city or country. It's about stretching, learning, and transforming. Whether you're working on your own career or you're a manager, a mentor, or a coach helping others, Up Is Not the Only Way offers you six ways to build successful mobile careers. Keep the same job but discover multiple ways to learn and grow while staying in the same place. If a new job in the same company is in the cards, experiment and test possibilities. Make a lateral move as a powerful way to develop new skills. If stepping back is the right answer, discover how it can be done without derailing a career. Pursue a promotion when it's the right time and role. And if it's time to step out the door, the authors suggest how to make an elegant exit that maybe leaves open the possibility of a return one day. The book includes important questions to consider—about interests, skills, values, and timing—when choosing to enrich or make a change. For each option, Up Is Not the Only Way explores how managers, coaches, and employees can have rich career conversations and partner to determine the best courses of action. Rather than narrowing aspirations to one dream job or role, Kaye, Williams, and Cowart encourage readers to take a “kaleidoscope” view—to be open to ever-shifting patterns of options, opportunities, and possibilities—to build a rewarding career.

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Summary

Summary

Up Is Not the Only Way
Rethinking Career Mobility

Move up or move out. When those two options appear to be the only ones, dissatisfaction grows and engagement suffers. In decades of studying careers around the globe, Beverly Kaye, Lindy Williams, and Lynn Cowart have found that, in fact, there are
more options. And rethinking career mobility can lead you to them!

Career mobility isn't just about moving to a new city or country. It's about stretching, learning, and transforming. Whether you're working on your own career or you're a manager, a mentor, or a coach helping others,
Up Is Not the Only Way offers you six ways to build successful mobile careers.

Keep the same job but discover multiple ways to learn and grow while staying in the same place. If a new job in the same company is in the cards, experiment and test possibilities. Make a lateral move as a powerful way to develop new skills. If stepping back is the right answer, discover how it can be done without derailing a career. Pursue a promotion when it's the right time and role. And if it's time to step out the door, the authors suggest how to make an elegant exit that maybe leaves open the possibility of a return one day.

The book includes important questions to consider—about interests, skills, values, and timing—when choosing to enrich or make a change. For each option,
Up Is Not the Only Way explores how managers, coaches, and employees can have rich career conversations and partner to determine the best courses of action.

Rather than narrowing aspirations to one dream job or role, Kaye, Williams, and Cowart encourage readers to take a “kaleidoscope” view—to be open to ever-shifting patterns of options, opportunities, and possibilities—to build a rewarding career.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A practical, insightful guide written for employees, leaders, and HR professionals who are committed to career development for individual and organizational success.”—Marcia J. Avedon, PhD, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Communications and Corporate Affairs, Ingersoll Rand, plc“Up Is Not the Only Way is so timely in today's ever-changing business world. This book provides a great mind map for how all people should be thinking about their careers, their ambitions, and what success really can look like for today and thirty years from now. I just wish I had it when I was just starting out!”—Rob Lauber, Senior Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, McDonald's Corporation“A thoughtful and practical guide for HR executives, managers, and employees, who all want to make career mobility conversations happen.”—Peter Capelli, George W. Taylor Professor of Management and Director, Center for Human Resources, The Wharton School “A bright gem of a book that's perfect for this new era of work, where mobility is critical to meaning and mastery at work. Whether you're just starting out or making a midcareer transition, it's a great way to reassess the path you are on.”—Jim Kouzes, coauthor of the bestselling The Leadership Challenge and Dean's Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University“This book is a refreshing take on a topic of interest to nearly everyone. Like a multifaceted diamond, it gives light in many directions. I heartily recommend this book to all.”—Jack Zenger, CEO, Zenger Folkman, and bestselling coauthor of The Extraordinary Leader and Speed “One responsibility of all leaders is to grow the talent on their team. This book suggests an array of mobility conversations and will help any leader feel more comfortable with that conversation.”—Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Professor, Harvard Business School, and Chair and Director, Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative “A great talent strategy focuses most on finding and growing the best talent in an organization. Bev Kaye and team provide practical, trusted insights for building strength from within.”—Marc Effron, President, The Talent Strategy Group“This is the first book that addresses the changed career environment of the 21st century and provides concrete career management steps you can take. Regardless of your tenure or organizational level, it will give you effective control of your career and newfound success.”—China Gorman, Advisor, Speaker, and Board Member, Universum, Motivis Learning, and PeopleStrong“Helping people grow should be in the job description of every leader at every level. This book makes it easier for both managers and direct reports to talk about career development. Up Is Not the Only Way is a must-read!”—Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The New One Minute Manager® and One Minute Mentoring“Filled with one ‘aha!' moment after another, Up Is Not the Only Way inspires and educates. It teaches us that career success is not one-size-fits-all—and that's a good thing. You'll never think of your career in the same way again.”—Marshall Goldsmith, international bestselling author or editor of thirty-five books, including What Got You Here Won't Get You There and Triggers“The authors have written the only book I know of its kind, addressing a critically important career topic. Is there any other book like this?”—Verne Harnish, author of Scaling Up and CEO, Gazelles“A lively, compelling read that voices the work/life considerations that are on the minds of many mid- to senior-level professionals and their managers. It hits the mark with powerful examples of career mobility options that can drive tremendous personal as well as professional satisfaction.”—Ed Tetrault, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Apex Tool Group“A must-read for everyone in today's workforce as it provides valuable insights and practical approaches for meaningful career discussions.”—Tamar Elkeles, PhD, Chief Talent Executive, Atlantic Bridge Capital, LLC“With the high dema

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Author Bio: Beverly Kaye

Author Bio: Beverly Kaye

Beverly Kaye’s groundbreaking programs have been implemented by such leading corporations as American Express, AT&T, Compaq, and Xerox. The scores of products she has designed are produced by her Scranton-based organization, Career Systems International.

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Author Bio: Lindy Williams

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Author Bio: Lynn Cowart

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 2.47
Audience: Adult
Language: English