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Lunch 'n Learn Discusses Pivot by Jenny Blake

Lunch N’ Learn is NOW serving a light lunch supplied by Abby's Breakfast and Lunch for only $10. Abby's is located at 11 N. Third Street, B, St. Charles, IL.

 If you've got the perfect job or business, congratulations. But if you are even a little bit uncertain that your current gig is the right one, it is time to start thinking about your next move. In the new world of work, it's the only move that matters.
 
What's next? is a question we all have to ask and answer more frequently in an economy where the average job tenure is only four years, roles change constantly even within that time, and smart, motivated people find themselves hitting professional plateaus. But how do you evaluate options and move forward without getting stuck? Jenny Blake's solution: It's about small steps, not big leaps—and the answer is already right under your feet. This book will teach you how to pivot from a base of your existing strengths.
 
Pivoting is a crucial strategy for Silicon Valley tech companies and startups. Jenny Blake—a former training and career development specialist at Google who now runs her own company as a career and business consultant and speaker—shows how pivoting can also be a successful strategy for individuals looking to make changes in their work lives, whether within their role, organization or business, or setting their sights on bigger shifts. 

When you pivot, you double down on your existing strengths and interests to move in a new, related direction, instead of looking so far outside of yourself for answers that you skip over your hard-won expertise and experience. It empowers you to navigate changes with flexibility and strength—now and throughout your entire career.

Much like the lean business principles that took Silicon Valley by storm, pivoting is the crucial skill you need to stay agile, whether or not you are actively looking for a new position.

No matter your age, industry, or bank account balance, Jenny's advice will help you move forward strategically. 

Join this informal group meeting.  An experienced group facilitator will guide the discussion.  Handouts will be provided. You don't need to have read the book to participate.

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Upcoming Books:

February - The 4 Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferris

March - Make Way for Women by John Keyser

 

 

Later Event: January 11
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