Butler, a psychotherapist and director of Career Development at Harvard Business School, says it's the ruts and dead ends in life that can provide motivation for the greatest change-provided you're willing to dig deep and confront unresolved issues from the past. Though it isn't an easy process, this self-help proves uncommonly fresh and thought-provoking. Butler's approach is built around a practical six-step process that he's used with thousands of corporate executives and students, who provide anecdotes and experiences. The book is divided into three sections: in the first, readers learn how to identify a psychological impasse and open themselves to the possibilities it hides; part two focuses on unearthing passions and interests that have been forgotten or buried; and part three is about "Moving from Impasse to Action," achieving the ultimate goal of change through a heightened awareness of "the energies and possibilities that are emerging, regardless of their threat to habit, comfort and stereotyped expectations." In the end, the real challenge may be in winnowing a single path from the wealth of options Butler uncovers.
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...what Butler offers are really some very practical approaches to breaking the career impasse. --Washington Post, April 1, 2007
Getting Unstuck draw[s] you through the currents and undercurrents of impasse, offering hope, inspiration and a few memorable tools as a bonus. --Globe & Mail, July 13, 2007
…a culture that values relentless work and connectivity squeezes out the time we need for soul-searching… --The Boston Globe, September 23, 2007 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Yes, this book will help you get unstuck. Highly recommended.Published 7 months ago by The Good Girl Reviewers
Best career book I've ever read. It gave me the insight I needed at a very crucial moment in my career. My undying thanks to Timothy Butler!Published 8 months ago by Lisa Walker England
AAAA++++ Great book for highschool and adults to read. Great information for all.Published 9 months ago by Derra Kolar
This book had some useful exercises to it, but the writing feels melodramatic, esoteric, and long-winded. Read morePublished 13 months ago by cambridgeaw
Some career categorizes could use updating, but the whole of the book is exactly what I needed, when I needed it.Published 16 months ago by mb
If you find yourself in need of some new insights on your personal growth, get this book. The book gives great insights, resources, and is practical.Published on November 2, 2012 by Michael Castrilli
A clear definition of impasse and its key dynamic elements. His approach focuses on:
- Letting go of current life model
- Shifting to a new way of understanding our... Read more
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Getting Unstuck is a great book if you are looking to move your career forward. The book is used by Harvard Business school to aide their students in career identification/changes. Read morePublished on September 11, 2011 by Sarah Patten