Mid-Career Crisis: How Some Sail Through & Others Don’t
By Partha Sarathi Basu, HarperCollins India, February 2015
Remember placement season? There were friends you graduated with. You got about the same marks and joined the same organization as trainees. Now, mid-career, you wonder why some have powered ahead while the rest are stuck with old responsibilities and designations. You cannot understand what it is that those who continue to grow are doing differently, what helps them reach the top while others fall behind.
Superior knowledge, sharper skills or just sheer luck? Our mid-career is characterized by several questions that start bothering us: Should we stay put and grow, or quit and move to a betterpaying, bigger profile? Are we leaders or followers? Should we continue drawing salaries or build our dream start-ups? Shaken by confusion, the self-confi dence of our early years changes into misery and, eventually, a crisis.
The author draws upon years of leadership experience in the corporate world to offer life stories and professional insights that will help you face your crisis because face one you will. If you are already in one, it will show you the way out before it’s too late. And there are writeups by ten senior corporate leaders about how they dealt with their crises that will teach you valuable lessons.
Partha Basu is a management professional currently based in the Netherlands. Over the past twenty four years, he has worked in leadership positions in leading companies that include AkzoNobel NV, Coca-Cola India, Whirlpool India, IFB Group, Tata Group and Spicejet Limited. He is presently the Global Director for Finance Operations at AkzoNobel NV. He is the author of three previous books, including the bestselling Make It or Break It… written for young professionals on the transition from the campus to a corporate set-up.