Career GPS: Strategies for Women Navigating the New by Ella L. J. Edmondson, PhD Bell, Linda Villarosa

By Ella L. J. Edmondson, PhD Bell, Linda Villarosa

“Career GPS serves because the company trainer you by no means had yet regularly wanted.”
—Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., writer of Nice ladies Don’t Get the nook Office and See Jane Lead


Career GPS is a clear-eye, well timed, and thought-provoking consultant for any girl seeking to strengthen up the company ladder and/or optimize her functionality in any paintings setting, it doesn't matter what the nation of the economic system. provided by way of Ella L.J. Edmondson Bell, Ph.D., founder and president of ASCENT—Leading Multicultural ladies to the pinnacle, and Linda Villarosa, award-winning former editor at Essence journal and the New York instances, these “Strategies for girls Navigating the hot company panorama” belongs on each operating woman’s bookshelf.

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They also tend to have families and children who support their spiritual and emotional needs. There are downsides to the corporate suite. Shelf life is short. These high-level executives generally don’t stay at a company longer than five years. In that time, they’ve taken the company as high as they can—or they’ve taken as much as they can of the hours and stress. Many burn out. Or they’ve come into the job with a tight set of goals, and once those are accomplished, their work is finished. They move on to new challenges, often to another company, sometimes in a different industry or even in a different sector.

Also pay close attention to what author Alicia Britt Chole calls the “hidden years,” those periods when there were no major changes or upheavals. These fallow times, when it feels like you’re waiting for something to happen, are also important. They allow us to grow and stretch in preparation for opportunities and desires that we’ve been seeking. As you draw your lifeline, think big. Don’t try to put it on a little sheet of paper. Spread out on the floor, like in kindergarten playtime, to create your life.

Not that you’re going to stay on any one path over the course of your career. If you’re like most people, you’re likely to change career paths, perhaps more than once. But as you begin your journey or take a turn, it’s best to know what you’re in for before you pursue or accept any kind of position. A few years ago one of my students learned that lesson the hard way. She got a plum job—with an astronomical salary—at one of the most elite financial houses in the world. This was a highly sought-after, extremely competitive sales position that every student wanted.

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