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Shifting Into Higher Gear: An Owner's Manual for Uniting Your Calling and Career 1st Edition

4.5 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0787973728
ISBN-10: 0787973726
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"People who discover what they love and find ways to utilize their gifts and natural career strengths do all of us a favor. Tom Siciliano and Jeff Caliguire have created a great book and the tools to help you do just that. Read it and put these principles into practice."
--Ken Blanchard, coauthor, The One Minute Managerâ and Whale Done!ä

"The common theme I see with top athletes and the business leaders I work with is their passion for what they do. When you take the time to prepare and educate yourself, your road to contentment in life becomes much clearer. Shifting Into Higher Gear picks up on this theme and offers vital insights into finding happiness through your career."
--Ron Shapiro, sports agent and coauthor, The Power of Nice and Tyrants, Bullies, and Impossible People

"This is a treasure map designed to point out what strengths are so perfectly buried inside you."
--Peter Leffkowitz, CEO, Morgan Consulting Group, and trainer and national speaker to the recruiting industry

"I see this book as a valuable tool for both people starting and deep within their career. Shifting Into Higher Gear blends faith and strategy nicely together. This is a must-read for anyone looking to find a fit between their calling and career."
--Ronald Short, Ed.D., director, Career Planning and Placement, Northern Illinois University

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Shifting Into Higher Gear

"People who discover what they love and find ways to utilize their gifts and natural career strengths do all of us a favor. Tom Siciliano and Jeff Caliguire have created a great book and the tools to help you do just that. Read it and put these principles into practice."
—Ken Blanchard, coauthor, The One Minute Manager® and Whale Done!

"The common theme I see with top athletes and the business leaders I work with is their passion for what they do. When you take the time to prepare and educate yourself, your road to contentment in life becomes much clearer. Shifting Into Higher Gear picks up on this theme and offers vital insights into finding happiness through your career."
—Ron Shapiro, sports agent and coauthor, The Power of Nice and Tyrants, Bullies, and Impossible People

"This is a treasure map designed to point out what strengths are so perfectly buried inside you."
—Peter Leffkowitz, CEO, Morgan Consulting Group, and trainer and national speaker to the recruiting industry

"I see this book as a valuable tool for people both starting and deep within their career. Shifting Into Higher Gear blends faith and strategy nicely together. This is a must-read for anyone looking to find a fit between their calling and career."
—Ronald Short, Ed.D., director, Career Planning and Placement, Northern Illinois University

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (April 14, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0787973726
  • ISBN-13: 978-0787973728
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,862,865 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By John E. Byington on May 27, 2005
Format: Paperback
"Shifting Into Higher Gear" will help my counseling of young men and women who are pondering their career options. It not only includes "how to get a job," but starts the journey by breaking ground in the much harder "based on my values, passions, and calling, which job(s) should [I] seek?"

Many people I counsel use relatively few parameters to evaluate work options. Money, prestige, and expediency direct most people. But if you're trying to add the critical dimensions of self-actualization and/or expressing God's work through your gifts, this is the book for you.

Included are a recap of what Spiritual Gifts are and how to combine them with deep interests to find your sweet spot. I'd also recommend Marcus Buckingham's "Now, Discover Your Strengths," because it complements these efforts. But Siciliano and Caliguire reach further. Their appropriately named book is a valuable addition to the space because it will help many people in their quest for "Shifting Into Higher Gear."
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I think Shifting into Higher Gear can be the starting point for finally finding the job or position that a person can be excited and passionate about. The authors do a great job of laying out the process and mindset needed to prepare for, find and keep the "right job". The focus on a person's spiritual health and the role it plays in your career made a particularly important impact on me. I have bought several copies of this book to give to my friends and associates who need that little nudge to make a move for a better career.
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This book provides a practical guide to finding your "ideal" career. It doesn't focus on a job position, compensation, or power but rather focuses on which career/calling could truly make you happy. It is a book that can be used at any stage of your career or even in retirement. I have sent copies of the book to my son and son-in-law and they are already using it. The book works because it makes you think differently about how to look at your career.It will open your eyes to possibilities you may have never considered.
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Shifting Into Higher Gear offers a pragmatic, contemporary approach to finding meaningful employment that's right for you. Presented like a Road Map for Success, you'll find this book to be an excellent resource as you frame your thought process and plan your next career move upward and onward. Bought several copies as gifts for recent college grads. A great value at $16.95.
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