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Winners in the Second Half. A Guide for Executives at the Top of their Game. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2326223
  • Book
  • July 2008
  • 218 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Later career, 'the second half of the game', is not, as it is often perceived to be, a period of decline or a black hole, but an inspirational time of Generative Leadership and a challenging opportunity for better tactics.

This book explores common fears and uncertainties about the second half of the game, enabling you to feel comfortable exploring opportunities previously outside of your comfort zone and feel confident about your future. The common language and frameworks will help you to influence your organisation to create innovative new models and opportunities around leadership, both for yourself and your colleagues.

Cases and stories from high profile business, public sector and sports professionals along side practical diagnoses, will inspire, show you how to take more personal control and determine what combination of things you really want in the second half - with the tools and techniques to make this happen.

This is a practical leadership guide for anyone in management concerned with what their life, career and leadership capabilities will look like once they approach and enter what used to be the traditional 'retirement' age and move into the second half of the game.

David Grayson, Director of the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility at Cranfield School of Management, "I know from both the demographic data across the developed world and the personal experiences of many people that I meet socially and professionally that Julie is on to something very timely with her message."
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Preface xi

Acknowledgements xv

1 Winning in the Second Half OR Seize a new opportunity 1

Unconscious stereotyping 1

Harder for high flyers 3

Choosing the right words 5

Reframing our perceptions 8

Winning in the Second Half 9

The Extended Career 10

Developing the Gameplan: Seize a new opportunity 15

2 The game has changed OR Claim your Generativity 21

Government and society 21

Organisations 23

Individuals 26

Letting go of the ladder – and when is enough ‘enough’? 26

Generativity: the new definition of success 28

The match with Level 5 leadership 33

Integrating Generativity with personal career sustainability 37

Developing the Gameplan: Claim your Generativity 41

3 Becoming a Second Half hero OR Create your own role model 45

Minorities and typologies 45

The Defender 47

The Referee 50

On the Benches 54

The Captain 57

The Coach 61

The Olympic Athlete 66

The Master 69

Developing the Gameplan: Create your own role model 73

4 Winning against the odds OR Overcome obstacles 75

Confronting prejudices 77

Myths and realities 81

Diversity parallels 84

Training and development for the over 50s – an oxymoron? 85

A New Age for education 91

Obstacles of our own creation 95

The age taboo 100

The final obstacle: What comes next? 101

Developing the Gameplan: Overcome obstacles 105

5 Playing your own game OR Seek your own significance 107

Earlier role models and expectations 108

Who do we become? 115

Significance takes different forms 118

Sea change and significance 121

Silver linings and golden handshakes 125

What if I don’t know what I want to do? 127

Permissioning oneself to set intentions 130

Developing the Gameplan: Seek your own significance 133

6 Your legacy to the game OR Leverage your platform 143

Values and meaning 144

The importance of moving towards your aim 145

Pushing the peanut forward 147

What legacy to leave? 150

Leveraging the platform 152

A special challenge 154

Extended Careers – whose responsibility? 159

Developing the Gameplan: Leverage your platform 163

7 Energy sources for a strong Second Half OR Sustainability: personal training for remaining a winner throughout 167

Sustainable careers 167

Fuelling sustainability 169

Finances 172

Physical wellbeing 173

Family and friends 175

Fun and leisure 185

Purposeful activity/work 187

Continuous learning 190

Self and spirituality 192

Developing the Gameplan: Remaining a winner throughout 195

References 197

Index 199

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Julie Perigo Speaker.
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