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Healing the Wounds: Overcoming the Trauma of Layoffs and Revitalizing Downsized Organizations by David M. Noer

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Chapter 2. Changing Organizations and the End of Job Security

"The only way you provide security for yourself is by making sure that your work experience is as up-to-date as possible so that if tomorrow happens, you are able to go out and get another job because you have skills people want. That's the only way you have security. You aren't going to get it from the company. It will never be that way again."

I had a colleague whose second least favorite word was empowerment. At the top of his list was paradigm. Although both words are often overused and misused, I nevertheless use them a great deal in this book because they convey powerful and ...

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