We have been fortunate as a society to experience several years of significant economic growth and prosperity that fostered career advancement and seamless career transitions without serious contemplation given to our plan for career resilience. In fact the term career resilience has only recently gained attention as it applies to undertaking self-directed learning initiatives to keep pace with change and maintaining responsibility for our own careers beyond those required of company performance programs.
The World Economic Forum is now in its eighth year of publishing the Global Risks report. The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks 2013 report is developed from an annual survey of more than 1,000 experts from industry, government, academia and civil society who were asked to review a landscape of 50 global risks.
“Resilience” explores why some systems, people, organizations and ecosystems are able to persist, and even thrive, amid disruption. It is the culmination of a three-year journey my co-author, Ann-Marie Healy and I undertook to explore the patterns of resilience in many different contexts – from ecosystems to individuals and organizations. It was a journey that took us from the coral reefs of Palau to the back-streets of Palestine, to cutting-edge research labs.
One of the issues that is clear to me when it comes to career resilience is that we need to build our connections to other people. Humans are social creatures, built for attachment and primed from birth to connect with...
Maureen Orey's insight:
A simple yet clear blog post about career resilience worth reading.
Research shows hardiness is the key to the resiliency for not only surviving, but also thriving, under stress. Hardiness enhances performance, leadership, conduct, stamina, mood and both physical and mental health.
I wrote a couple of long posts in February on the two major factors most job seekers are dealing with in this economy. The first was on the reality that there aren't enough jobs for everyone who wants one. The...
The difference between winners and losers how they handle losing. No one can completely avoid troubles and potential pitfalls are everywhere, so the real skill is the resilience to climb out of the hole and bounce back.
College students: Avoid these 6 career mistakes CBS News That requires avoiding common career mistakes, according to David Delong, author of "Graduate to a Great Job: Make Your College Degree Pay Off in Today's Market." Delong, a former...