Lifeboat: Navigating Unexpected Career Change and Disruption

New World Library. May 2020. 224p. ISBN 9781608686841. pap. $17.95. SELF-HELP
Craddock (The Authentic Career) applies stories from the survivors of the Titanic to help professionals manage the storms of the unpredictable and often catastrophic environments such as staff cutbacks, power struggles, and daunting pressure. She poses this practical guide for spotting trouble, managing fear, fostering cooperative teams, and taking simple yet effective action in any crisis, and does this through both historical and current survival stories.
VERDICT Craddock’s advice will help readers to prepare for the unexpected and to retool their skill set for succeeding in their organization or personal lives. The author’s comparison of the lifeboat to the big ship mentalities is particularly helpful in analyzing and managing tough situations.
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