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The Success Trap

Why Good People Stay in Jobs They Don’t Like and How to Break Free

Discover the real reasons that good people stay in jobs they don't like, and how you can break out to create the career and life you truly want.
EAN: 9781789665642
Edition: 1
Published:
Format: 216x140
248 pages

About the book

Do you feel trapped in a toxic work culture? Or stuck in a job you're great at... but that you don't actually like? Why do good people stay in bad jobs for so long? The Success Trap answers all these questions - and shows you what to do about it.

An estimated 80% of individuals in the western workforce want to change job - if you're one of them, then this book will enable you to understand why, help you reconnect with what's really important to you, and provide practical tips and tools to empower you to take control of your own career.

Written by specialist coach and consultant Dr Amina Aitsi-Selmi, this book builds on her years of experience as a physician, in healthcare policy, and coaching and consulting with hundreds of individuals and organizations. Combining her personal expertise with scientific research - including Google's Project Aristotle and the Global Happiness Council's Workplace Wellbeing report - it provides insights and useful takeaways you can use in your own work life. Don't stay stuck in a job you hate - let this book help you escape The Success Trap.

About the authors

Dr Amina Aitsi-Selmi M.D. Ph.D. is the Founder and Managing Director of Next Generation Coaching & Consulting Ltd. She works with individuals and companies who want to understand how best to work and lead in the 21st century, including clients from organizations such as the NHS, the BBC, the World Health Organisation, The Boston Consulting Group and the Royal Air Force. With over 20 years' experience, she's dedicated her career to helping people create healthy lives and environments; first as a physician, then as a health policy expert and now as a specialist consultant and coach.

Even for those not blessed with a grounding dose of self-doubt, the career success that seems for a while only to breed success can suddenly also bring burnout, a loss of the creative urge or a reluctance to strike out in new directions. By helping you through this high-achiever paradox, Amina Aitsi-Selmi can show you how to rekindle that sense of true purpose that gets the best out of you and all those who work around you.

Edwina Moreton OBE, former Diplomatic Editor, The Economist