This audio interview is approximately 18 minutes in length and the file is a 4.5 meg mp3 file
About the Interview
Here we talk with Dr. Janet Kiehl – an expert in career dynamics and organizational change.
This interview covers the spectrum of finding meaningful work – not just another job, but work that truly sustains for life and taps the soul.
Dr. Kiehl starts by recounting her own career transition from an unhappy software engineer to leading a 750 person team which went from zero to 1/2 billion in sales within twelve months, during a time period which also required each of her team members to change at their fundamental levels.
Janet then moves on to explain why over 70 percent of today’s workplace is in dislocation and is status-ficing – a word that captures those who are just hanging on – not quite satisfied but stuck with the status quo.
The journey of Dani is a wonderful illustration of a Research Scientist who migtrates thru the complex issues of career dynamics and how she moved through her fears, her cultural biases, abandoned her skill investments, and how Dani ultimately found the courage to find meaningful work.
Janet also touches on the power of groups, group dynamics and why just reading a book is not enough to ignite a chain reaction for meaningful career change.