Portable Executive (Paperback)
Building Your Own Job Security - From Corporate Dependence to Self-Direction
Touchstone Books, 9780684818917, 272pp.
Publication Date: February 6, 1996
Based on interviews with over 100 now-portable executives who were among the first casualties of downsizing, The Portable Executive explores the unlimited opportunities available to those who are independent, self-directed, and willing to work on a contract basis. It explains:
- How to make a smooth transition to becoming portable
- How to identify, continually update, and market your skills
- Why companies that downsize full-time employees are willing to hire executives on an as-needed basis
- How and why the relationship between employers and executives has changed from boss/worker to peer/peer
And much more -- including how to invent a business, what to charge clients, how to network, market, and sell yourself as a personal service business entity, and, most important, how to enjoy a greater sense of creativity, satisfaction, and long-term job security than ever before.
About the Author
Praise For Portable Executive: Building Your Own Job Security - From Corporate Dependence to Self-Direction…
Stephen G. Harrison
President, Lee Hecht Harrison
...The Portable Executive should become corporate required reading.
Thompson's advice...may soon supplant Bolles' oh-so-tired What Color Is Your Parachute?
Sloan School Of Management, MIT; Author of The Fifth Discipline
The Portable Executive provides the perspective and the practical advice to help once-secure executives through [a] terrifying yet potentially liberating life transition.