So, you've been laid off. Or you see it coming. You're not alone. And it's not your fault: you're just one of millions of smart, high-quality people who are being shown the door. But none of that makes it feel any better! What can you do? What should you do? How do you cope with the havoc that losing your job can cause? This sympathetic, practical book brings together all the answers you need to empower yourself, and come back stronger than ever. Author Martha Finney is one of the nation's leading workplace experts: her research has been featured on CNN, NPR's Morning Edition, and in major newspapers across the country. Drawing on powerful insights and personal stories from an enormous network of experts, she brings together all the knowledge and resources you'll need to regain mastery over your life. Finney answers questions like: How can I keep getting laid off from wrecking my life? How can I protect my professional reputation and career path? How do I get past the anger? Why haven't I heard from my coworkers? How do I keep all my options open? How do I tell my family, without damaging their faith in their own futures? What are my rights? Can I sue? Should I? How do I keep this from happening again? From start to finish, this book will help you identify your best next steps: the steps that'll help you get past the trauma and move forward, emotionally, financially, in your career, and in every part of your life.
Martha I. Finney is a veteran business journalist and consultant specializing in employee engagement and career management. She is the author or coauthor of nine books, including HR from the Heart: Inspiring Stories and Strategies for Building the People Side of Great Businesses, with Libby Sartrain, Chief People Officer of Yahoo. The producer of the Web-based journal Working from the HeartLand, she has appeared on CNN, NPR, and in major newspapers around the U.S.
STAFF PICKS: In the Books - Off to the Printers XI
Posted January 6, 2011, 7:16 PM with category of The Company
After an always busy year-end of hosting our Author Pow-Wow, reading and judging books for our 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards, producing our annual review of business books, planning our Book Awards Party in New York City, trying to keep up with our more mundane and unsung daily tasks, and working on our secret, obviously unannounced plans of world-domination, we're beginning to see the light here in the New Year. One big recent step was sending our annual review off to the printers*, and in a tradition I started last year to wrap up the project, I'd like to share with you here some of what we have written in previous issues. (I've also put links to previous entries in this series at the end of this post.
JACK COVERT SELECTS: Rebound by Martha Finney
Posted March 10, 2009, 2:00 PM with category of Personal Development
Finding a great new book that we love around here usually brings us nothing but joy. . .
JACK COVERT SELECTS: Jack Covert Selects - Rebound
Posted February 13, 2009, 5:00 PM with category of General Business
Rebound: A Proven Plan for Starting Over After Job Loss by Martha I. Finney, FT Press, 208 pages, $16. 99, Paperback, February 2009, ISBN 9780137021147
The current economic climate carries with it certain unpleasant realities that we are now all too well aware of.