The Agile Career

CareerCast - Life-long Career Development

Marti Konstant Adaptability and agility are considered two of the top skills identified by LinkedIn in 2021 to help organizations grow, stay current, and compete in a business environment of insistent change. According to Marti Konstant, workplace futurist, former technology executive (who has worked in Silicon Valley), and best-selling author of Activate Your Agile Career, "Agile isn’t just for tech anymore – it’s transforming how organizations hire, develop and manage their people.” It’s also how you can, and probably should, be managing your career. In this CareerCast, Marti shares how to apply an agile mindset to the modern workplace to help you advance in your organization beyond your current role, use transferrable skills for a pivot, and rethink your career options for the future of work.

Aired December 17, 2021

Marti Konstant is a workplace futurist and the best-selling author of Activate Your Agile Career. She has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and is a former technology executive who has worked in Silicon Valley. As a Top Career Influencer, she has been featured in media outlets such as NBC Chicago, Forbes, and The Muse, and has worked in companies like Samsung, Dow Jones and Apple. Marti is an expert in applying agility principles to workforce development.

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Pivot: The Art and Science of Reinventing Your Career and Life Hardcover by Adam Markel (2016)

Reinvention Roadmap: Break the Rules to Get the Job You Want and Career You Deserve by Liz Ryan (2016)

Leap: Leaving a Job with No Plan B to Find the Career and Life You Really Want by Tess Vigeland (2015)

The Accidental Career by Benny Ho (2013)

The PathFinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success, revised and updated edition by Nicholas Lore (2012)

Coach Yourself to a New Career: 7 Steps to Reinventing Your Professional Life by Talane Miedaner (2010)

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Getting Unstuck: A Guide to Discovering Your Next Career Path by Timothy Butler (2009)

Strategies for Successful Career Change: Finding Your Very Best Next Work Life by Martha E. Mangelsdorf (2009)

Your Next Move: The Leader’s Guide to Navigating Major Career Transitions by Michael D. Watkins (2009)

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