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Navigating Unexpected Career Change and Disruption

In Lifeboat, Maggie Craddock uses the stories of the survivors of the Titanic as a metaphor for hardworking professionals today facing uncertainty. They are swimming in waters jarred by sudden waves of downsizing, management shakeups, company mergers, dried-up funding, scandals, and probably a shark or two. The experiences of Titanic survivors, Craddock shows, offer lessons for a transformative workplace approach, one that recognizes that “every man for himself” does not work long-term. Craddock illustrates how the skills people need to survive and thrive are those that help them transition from the self-help mindset to an us-help way of looking at the world. Lifeboat is organized as a series of key questions to ask when facing a difficult situation of extreme change or when things just don’t feel right at work. The questions help readers articulate their authentic priorities, assess the group energy in their workplace, and identify the type of environment that would enable them to actualize their true potential. Most people are eager to do good work, collaborate with others, and participate in a professional culture that stands for something meaningful. Lifeboat helps them realize that goal, even in the midst of turbulent times.



Praise for the work of Maggie Craddock:

“The next step toward a more adventurous life is getting unstuck, says Maggie Craddock, a former award-winning Wall Street money manager who now uses her degree in counseling psychology to coach employees of Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, and Credit Suisse First Boston.”
O magazine

“One woman’s journey from triumph on Wall Street to the far more difficult challenge: understanding herself. Maggie Craddock generously shares her personal story and helps readers reach that understanding too. A useful guide for all those who thought that achieving material success automatically brings happiness.”
— Judy Woodruff, anchor and managing editor of the PBS NewsHour

“Maggie Craddock’s insightful process applies careful thinking and deliberate action to our most important personal decisions.”
— Reuben Mark, former chairman and CEO, Colgate-Palmolive Company

“A useful book for those struggling with career dissatisfaction. Read it if you feel you are giving more than you’re getting.”
— Nicholas Lore, author of The Pathfinder: How To Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success

“What an excellent help — to point professionals from every sphere toward an integration of our values, interests, and goals.”
— Swanee Hunt, former US Ambassador to Austria and director of the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government

“[Maggie’s] description of the coaching process is so beautifully written and empathic that reading this book is like being in the presence of a trusted friend. This book is certain to be read, re-read, and shared with others.”
— Suzanne England, professor and dean of the New York University School of Social Work

Author: Maggie Craddock
Product Code: 86841
ISBN: 978-1-60868-684-1
Pages: 224
Package: 1 Paperback / softback
Size: 5.50 X 8.25
Your Price : $17.95