In their landmark book, Karie Willyerd and Barbara Mistick expertly equip readers with the tools they need to enjoy a long and rewarding career
In a world irrevocably altered by technology, no job is safe. This means it’s not just companies that need to continually reinvent themselves; with the modern workplace undergoing a fundamental transformation, it’s never been more important for employees to keep themselves relevant. So how can professionals avoid reaching their sell-by date? This is the question that Stretch looks to answer.
Drawing upon their own expertise – as well as the experience of multiple executives and employees – Willyerd and Mistick do a brilliant job of making readers step back and assess whether their career is future-proofed. Whether it’s building a network of reliable contacts, taking a sabbatical or starting a business on the side, the authors leave no stone unturned in their quest to help equip professionals with all the tools required to extend their working lives.
But it’s not only employees that can take inspiration from Stretch; each chapter concludes with a handy section targeted at employers, offering tips on how they can keep their people engaged, excited and optimistic about their future prospects. With insight from business leaders and real-life stories from employees who have successfully ‘stretched’, anyone with their mind to a rewarding career would be well advised to grab a copy of Stretch.