In their latest book, Achieving Lifetime Employability, Ashok Shah and his co-authors continue to be thought provoking. Their previous book, The ‘Me’ Enterprise, is one of the most influential professional books that I have read in the last 10 years. The Life@Persistent program was strongly influenced by the book and we have designed our internal processes to help individuals take ownership of their personal lives and professional careers. With Achieving Lifetime Employability, the authors have gone one step further to provide the 4P framework of Principles, Performance, Perception, and Politics. This book builds on The Me Enterprise to provide very practical tips from which to build a successful and fulfilling career.
To remain relevant, employees must demonstrate agility and adaptability. Achieving Lifetime Employability provides that understanding in terms of how to contribute value to organizations in the midst of rapid changes in technological and competitive landscapes is a mandate for anyone who wants to have enduring relevance in the workplace.
Lifetime employability is something every employee aspires to achieve. And in the ever-changing, fast-paced 21st century, that is becoming increasingly difficult. If there is such a thing as a roadmap, Achieving Lifetime Employability may be it. This is something every employee, of any age or any position, should have in their hip pocket.
The lifetime employability is the key issues of the day. This book is a must read for anyone who wants to have a sustained fulfilling lifetime career unimpeded by changes all around us. As a C-level employee at several companies, I have learned hard way the lessons which this book provides.