Quote of the month: "What the mind of man can conceive and believe,
the mind of man can achieve" Napoleon Hill
On Becoming a Free Agent
Briefings ideas that work
Have you seized control of your career? To do so, think of yourself as
a "free agent", someone who realizes that job security today comes from
accepting responsibility for acquiring the skills you need to get ahead.
Youíre a free agent if you say "yes" to most of these statements:
- I seek opportunity in change.
- I accept job insecurity as a fact of life.
- Challenging work interests me more than job titles.
- I view myself as self-employed at all times.
- Iím able to clearly describe my strengths and my marketable
- Iím always watching for gaps and needs in the marketplace.
- I keep looking for new ways to market myself.
- I choose new projects carefully.
- I constantly improve my ability to be a productive team member.
- I form networks and alliances to expand what I can do.
- Iím committed to being a "free agent" for life.
Source: Free Agents: People and Organizations Creating a New
Working Community, Susan B. Gould, Kerry J. Weiner, and Barbra R.
Levin, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 350 Sansome St., 5th floor, San Francisco,