Titel: We Are All Self-Employed: The New Social Contract for Working in a Changed World
Autor/en: Cliff Hakim
BERRETT KOEHLER PUBL INC
November 2003 - kartoniert - 288 Seiten
This is not a book about starting your own business. Then again, it is. By now there is ample evidence that an "employed" attitude-believing that you work for an employer and acting as though by doing your work your job will be secure-is defunct. An employed attitude is the antithesis of what you need now to endure and prosper. In this revised edition of his prescient bestseller, Cliff Hakim shows how to replace your employed attitude with a self-employed attitude.
"We are all self-employed" is an empowering belief that you can steer your own direction and influence the quality of your life. You're the boss--a self-leader-- whether you work inside or outside of an organization. You are the decision-maker and ultimately, the onus is on you to imagine, plan, explore, and create the worklife that you want.
In We Are All Self-Employed Hakim presents and clarifies the minimum critical requirements needed to develop, deepen, and sustain a self-employed attitude. He takes you on a journey of assimilating and constructing this new, more empowered attitude toward work and life. Each chapter features checklists and exercises to deepen your understanding of what a self-employed attitude is and how you can cultivate and maintain it, as well as examples of the self-employed attitude in action. The book's lessons are summarized in an inspiring and energizing Worklife Creed for this exciting and challenging new world of work. We Are All Self-Employed will call out and nourish the self-leader in you so that you can create a successful and satisfying life.
Introduction: Burning the Grass
1. Deepen Your "Self-Employed" Attitude: Ready yourself for a new era
2. Beginning the Process of Change with Yourself: Start with your own personal growth
3. Facing the Dragon-Your Worklife Fears: Replace fear with passion and purpose
4. Integrating Independence and Interdependence: Be yourself and collaborate with, and contribute to, others
5. Working With, Not For, Your Organization and Customers: Do work and build relationships based on respect, equality, and competence
6. Committing to Continuous Learning: View your worklife as an ongoing journey
7. Creating Meaningful Worklife: Work and live, believing that the world needs you and that you can make a contribution
About the Author
Cliff Hakim is founder of Rethinking Work®, a career and executive counseling service. He works with individuals and groups, both inside and outside of organizations. His focus is self-leadership, guiding and supporting people to take charge of their worklife.
Cliff has delivered presentations globally, from California to Conecticut and from Haiti to England, on the matter of a "self-employed" attitude. His clients have included Fortune 500 companies, Start-ups, and non-profit organizations and associations. He is the author of When You Lose Your Job, and publishes a newsletter devoted to his clients' purpose, passion, and productivity.