It's almost unnecessary to say that in September 2021, we as inhabitants of this planet are living through a time of rapid change. Everywhere we look, businesses, universities, and governments are making significant, sometimes painful, adjustments as we try to get back ‘in person” with our lives.
During the last 18 months, many of us completely remodeled our jobs, education, spiritual lives, and social lives so that we could be isolated at home, hoping to slow the progress of infection from Covid-19. People who had to stay in face-to-face jobs worked under tremendous stress: some quit their jobs, some moved to a new place, and some died.
Now as we reopen restaurants, concert halls, stores, schools, spiritual centers, offices, and government agencies, we find that how things work now is not the same as in March 2020. For many of us, our familiar colleagues and routines have disappeared. New policies about working from home or going into work (tests, masks, vaccinations) have divided and, in some cases, decimated organizations that functioned at least reasonably well before Covid dominated our lives.
Efforts to go back to “business as usual” (the pre-Covid world of 2019) are not succeeding. The changes our society has gone through are still in process, and our attempts to “put a period at the end of the Covid pandemic era” are premature.
How, then, can we move with confidence and grace in a new world that’s still evolving?
Our business at the International Leadership Institute has been guiding people through change since 1985--change in their own careers, change in the society they live in, and change in their ability to communicate what matters to them. We know change can be hard, and we work with our clients to make change more productive.
The Covid-19 pandemic is giving all of us time to think about what we do and why we do it. Here at ILI, we are thinking, too, about programs, services, and publications that truly help people in the midst of turbulent, on-going change.
Take a look at our book, Reinventing Your Future, for ideas on how to live with and even enjoy all the changes we are living through!
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Reinventing Your Future
From Reinventing Your Future
If we have learned anything over the past two years, we've learned that change is always just around the corner, and that change can be swift and harsh,
This book covers the realities of the new “job market,” one in which preparation for what already exists is not enough.
Although the wide-open, chaotic, multi-cultural and multi-lingual job market has become the new normal in every part of the world (replacing the old ways of getting a job based on education, social class, and having the right contacts), a few things have not changed.
You are still in charge of how you think about yourself, where you find your energy, and which jobs you choose to pursue.
"It takes courage and commitment to find a job you can like and do best. We can supply the know-how, but it’s up to you to supply the personal energy, enthusiasm, and desire to learn and grow. If you do the work laid out for you in this book, you are well on your way to reinventing your future."
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