Make It Work: Navigate Your Career without Leaving Your Organization

  • 2h 29m
  • Bill Gargiulo, Joe Frodsham
  • Intercultural Press
  • 2005

Create a life's work, don't just work a job! Make It Work gets to the core of career success for anyone whose work is more a 9-to-5 reality than a passionate pursuit. For the stressed, dissatisfied, and disillusioned everywhere, Make It Work brings to life the two essentials needed to transform what we love into a career filled with enthusiasm and passion: a deep awareness of our core motivators and a new set of skills to navigate through whatever political, social, and cultural environment we happen to work in.

Frodsham and Gargiulo challenge much of the prevailing wisdom about career success as they expose 16 pervasive myths that create major roadblocks and often limit career opportunities. Instead they offer real-life career stories and a focused look at the real truths that lead to career wealth - the practices and principles that have proven effective in helping both the legendary and the ordinary create a rich and fulfilling work experience without leaving one organization for greener pastures elsewhere.

With over a dozen Discovery Exercises, a powerful new model, and the authors' Career Wealth Indicator self-assessment, Make It Work presents a sophisticated yet profoundly practical four-step process for identifying our passions, discovering our core, finding a career fit, and declaring our choices - and taking control of our careers and life happiness, right within your current organization.

About the Authors

Joe Frodsham has had a successful career as an employee and leader in organizations. He has worked with some of the most successful companies in the world and has led groups and change initiatives in companies such as Compaq Computer Corporation, Anderson Consulting, and Whirlpool Corporation. He is seen as a thought leader on leadership and organization development, is a sought-after speaker, and has published articles on internal consulting and development.

Bill Gargiulo is passionate about working with people, helping them discover what they love to do and then find a way to do it within the context of an organization. His primary focus in organizations has been on talent management, leadership development, performance management and employee engagement, and organizational effectiveness and culture change.

In this Book

  • Don't Leave Your Organization
  • Uncovering Career Myths and Truths
  • Identify Your Passions
  • Discover Your Core
  • Find Your Career Fit
  • Declare Your Career
  • Shape Your Role
  • Be the Players
  • Get Equipped
  • Know the Road Rules
  • Network
  • Check In
  • Epilogue—Your Commencement