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HBR Guides to Managing Your Career Collection (6 Books) by Harvard Business Review

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CHAPTER 3

Developing a Strategy for a Life of Meaningful Labor

by Brian Fetherstonhaugh

In a world of constant disruption, both opportunity and uncertainty exist in the workplace. All of us need a new way of thinking about work and taking personal responsibility for our careers, which last 45 years and beyond.

Over the past three decades, I have been counseling and mentoring people and conducting research on the topic of career strategy. I’ve been struck by how many people at all stages of life are extremely anxious about their career but have invested little time in creating a strategy for it. If you are one of those people, take the time to change that: Set aside a day to create a plan for pursuing the most purposeful and rewarding work possible. ...

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