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Permission To Dream An Exercise in Setting Non-Linear Career Objectives (CS #55)

We often live our lives with the idea that our social world (and career advancement) is linear. The reality is that it is not only linear, but also nonlinear, and random. And the nonlinear dimension may be the most important dimension for success.

Drawing on insights from his new book Navigating the Waterfall: Your Guide to Job Search and Career Management, author Larry Stybel ( will lead the group in an exercise called Permission to Dream, which allows you to think about your career in nonlinear ways.  He will then lead the group in taking that Dream and begin to make it real. To read more Larry Stybel's bio refer to this site:

At the end of this session, you will be able to:
1. Articulate the distinction between linear, nonlinear, and random dimensions of your social world.   
2. Define a job search strategy that taps into the three dimensions. 
3. Have a career vision based on nonlinear logic. 
4. Take the first steps towards moving towards your vision. 

Time permitting, Larry will also lead the group in an exercise called "tell me about yourself" where he will help us differentiate ouselves in the market while retaining our professional integrity.  

Larry is co-founder and CEO of Stybel Peabody, an Arbora Global Company. Its mission is "leadership and career success", retained search, leadership development and executive outplacement.  Stybel Peabody's headquarters is in Boston. Each month Pyschology Today publishes Stybel Peabody's perspective on leadership. To date, there have been 199,000 downloads of their articles.

All Attendees will also receive a complimentary copy of Navigating the Waterfall: Your Guide to Job Search and Career Management.

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017

Time: 6:30-8:00pm (6:30-7:00pm-light supper & networking)

Venue: MIT Sloan, Building E62, Room 262

Parking: The closest parking lot is the Hermann Garage. When you turn into the E62 parking lot from Wadsworth Street, the garage is the very first right. It is a small garage without a gate. It is directly under the library. Another option is the Amherst Street/E51 lot. For more information, click here.

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