Outgrow Your Space at Work: How to Thrive at Work and Build a Successful Career
by Rick Whitted
Nothing will destroy, delay, or diminish a career like impatience. Yet millions of workers quit their jobs every month because they haven’t gotten a promotion. It’s natural to want to make the most out of one’s career–after all, we spend more time working than any other activity in our busy lives. But the stark reality is that job-hopping in search of advancement and fulfillment may actually have the opposite effect.
So what’s the best way to “get promoted?” According to Rick Whitted, it’s about outgrowing your space–making your current job bigger and bigger until management gives you a larger role and increased responsibilities. With a lifetime of experience and research to back him up, Whitted shows readers how to address those things inside of us that prevent career progression–things like self-entitlement, the desire to skip steps, and pride–and instead pursue excellence right where we are. Readers will be challenged to identify why they want a promotion, define for themselves what success really looks like, make lateral moves that position them for promotion later, be innovators in the role they perform right now, and much more. End-of-chapter discussion questions help readers immediately apply concepts to their own personal situation, and three practical 30-day checklists, also available at www.careerwhitt.com, help readers relaunch, redefine, or begin the process of outgrowing their current space.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rick Whitted is a candid and heartfelt truth teller.
He exposes our tendency to use career progression to answer one of life’s greatest questions: Am I moving forward?
A speaker, author and workplace consultant: Rick is on a crusade to reshape how we think about our careers. In the workplace, he believes that the outdated corporate ladder discussion of managers is fueling unnecessary career frustration and creating a divide between employer and employee. Using the concept of career values, through the 4P’s of Promotion, his goal is to teach leaders and organizations how to identify, and speak to, those core values that build a culture of confidence, trust and engagement.
With nine out of ten college bound high school students saying they’ve received little to no career advice by the time they graduate; Rick also advocates the importance of preparing the next generation by teaching mom’s and dad’s the practice of parenting your child’s career at an early age.
Rick’s activities include the following:
- The author of Outgrow Your Space At Work: How To Thrive At Work and Build a Successful Career.
- The creator of the CareerWhitt Assessment tool–a survey that identifies whether values or emotions are shaping your career thinking.
- An active key note speaker for corporations and organization; as well as facilitating workshops in the area of career, employee engagement and workplace culture.
- The host of two podcast shows: On Your Way To Work® and Career Gems, with more than 200 episodes intersecting the workplace, family life and career issues.
Rick has been in the banking industry for over 25 years in a variety of leadership roles, and currently leads a municipal banking team across the Southeastern U.S. He resides in Orlando with his wife of 22 years and their 3 children.
Outgrow Your Space at Work