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The Career Catapult by Roopa Unnikrishnan

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CHAPTER 4

Discipline #3: Your Network on Jolt!

When I first met James (a composite), I was impressed by his business card and puzzled by the haunted look in his eyes. The two simply didn’t go together. The card said he was a top leader in a powerhouse organization, but the handshake and diffident “hello” said this was a troubled guy. Ten minutes into our chat, I understood why. The haunted look came from the pressures James faced—and from the fact that he knew he was not firing on all cylinders as he confronted those pressures. Halfway through a career that up to this point had been stellar and fulfilling, James felt he had reached the end of the line.

James had been at an international retail giant for 20 years. He had come up through the ranks ...

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