For 2019: we are updating our classic job-skills book, 21st Century Jobs
Here's a preview from the new edition of 21st Century Jobs:
The new job market
We published the first edition of 21st Century Jobs in 2009. Ten years later, in 2018, the world of work has changed significantly. In many ways, our hope and optimism has been at least somewhat justified. The recession has been followed by a peculiar recovery. The US unemployment rate is very low (3.8% in May 2018, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics). From this point-of-view, there is a labor shortage. Some cities and states are using economic incentives--sign-on bonuses and the like--to find enough workers for the jobs that are unfilled. You could say the US economy is booming.
But many of the jobs being created are not the solid, stable jobs of the past, with a decent salary, reasonable benefits, a chance to save for retirement, and an implied understanding with the employer that your good work will be recognized in terms of keeping your job or getting promoted.
A longer-lasting result of the recession has become apparent. Not only did people lose their jobs in the recession, but employers found that they could ramp up their profits significantly by weakening or ignoring four pillars of the US labor market, pillars that for at least 100 years have given workers some assurance that they could support their families and look forward to a reasonable retirement.
Leaders to Follow
ILI President & CEO Jaroslav Tusek's new leadership handbook is based on our hard-won experience with assisting leaders from post-Communist Central and Easten Europe countries in their transition from closed, state-run economies to open markets competing internationally.
Here is Jarda's description of Leaders to Follow:
"At a time when liberal democracies are under attack, it’s good to remind ourselves of the enduring principles of leadership that made it possible for leaders to transition from isolated totalitarianism to the interconnected economic and political world of the 21st century.
Leaders to Follow outlines the seven key principles of leadership that guided the International Leadership Institute’s Business Leadership Forum: USA programs (delivered after the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall) for executives from former Soviet-bloc countries transitioning from state-planned, communist economies.
These principles are still relevant for leaders in today’s free-market liberal democracies. Illustrated with stories from our BLF: USA participants, the seven principles can help anyone in a leadership role to perform effectively in an increasingly interconnected world."
In Leaders to Follow, ILI President & CEO Jaroslav Tusek reflects on the lessons learned by both participants and ILI officers as they took part in the historic emergence of these Central and Eastern European countries into competitive free-market economies operating in liberal democratic systems.
Published by ILIP, Leaders to Follow is available on amazon.com. Click on the photo of the red Norwegian cottage (to the left) to visit the book site.
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