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Breaking Free: A Prescription for Personal and Organizational Change

Noer, David M.

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ISBN 10: 0787902675 / ISBN 13: 9780787902674
Published by Jossey-Bass, 1996
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Title: Breaking Free: A Prescription for Personal ...

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Includes dust jacket.

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Explore the spiritual side of business

The best-selling author of Healing the Wounds writes anotherprescription for our transition-induced ailments. Here he addressesthe self-defeating ways people and organizations react to rapid,seemingly relentless change, and advocates a steady diet oflearning as the surest way to break free. Associating variousresponses to change with four character types -- The Overwhelmed,The Entrenched, The BSers, and The Learners -- the author holds upThe Learners as the attainable ideal...and shows how to help thosein the other categories pursue the learning path. The ultimategoal: to facilitate transition to a more flexible, self-directedworkplace.

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David Noer, bestselling author of Healing the Wounds and theundisputed expert on the psychological effects of downsizing,prescribes a new cure for job insecurity?offering today's nervousworkforce guidance on how to take control of their current jobs andfuture careers. He examines the environment in which organizationssuch as AT&T, IBM, and Boeing continue the trAnd of massivelayoffs? and describes four categories that characterize howindividuals as well as organizations respond to change.Drawing fromhundreds of examples, Noer defines the realities, boundaries, andundiscovered opportunities of the new employer-employee pact andoffers practical steps for succeeding in today's changingworkplace. Valuable for anyone from senior executives to recentcollege graduates, Breaking Free encourages us to let go of thefamiliar and look to a self-directed future with openess andexcitement.

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