Self-leadership is critical for the work-seeker today because is he dealing with transition on two fronts, one personal, and the other global.
The world of work he is part of has experienced its own change event, the workquake, thus he is in transition on both a micro and a macro level.
He has the choice of enduring this grudgingly or using it as a means to professional transformation.
If he opts for the latter, he plaes himself within the context of something far more meaningful than just getting the next job. By choosing to utilize the creative space of transition as an opportunity to better align who he is with what he does, he will become more authentic, marketable, and whole.
The point of choice, where the Ground of Your Own Choosing is either claimed or abandoned, is often prompted by what appears to be a disaster, such as the loss of a job or the threat of it, or it could be triggered by the general angst and confusion that everyone is feeling as a result of the workquake.
Yet these difficulties also contain the seeds of a new freedom to break out of the way we’ve always done things and respond more creatively. When our preconceived notions of how to proceed are stripped away, we can access the power within ourselves that allows us to transcend self-imposed limitations.
It is then that we are ready to commit ourselves to “work the problem,” understanding that this may require making things up as we go along.