In a time when most businesses are obsessed with the newest, latest, greatest thing, Proctor and Gamble has reached back into its past. The iconic American company has ousted its current CEO and brought back the 66-year-old A.G. Lafley for another go as Chief Executive. The business world is abuzz after this executive shake up, trying to figure out what the future holds for the company.
We asked a few Northwest people in the arts and business communities what reinvention means to them.
In his book, When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead, legendary film producer Jerry Weintraub says death makes the rope taut. You need an endpoint, after all, to give your story structure -- and meaning. Maybe that's why they call it a deadline.
I'm sorry to have to say this, but right work doesn't just fall in your lap. The first requirement is that you must be fully aware and conscious of your own talents, abilities, passions and worthiness to recognize (and reach out and grab) right work.
Being authentic means trusting your gut and moving ahead. It means that many times, your questions will be more important than your answers. On a personal level, it's where deeper truths are discovered.
I know a thing or two about reinvention, and if you're a boomer, you probably do too. For college professors, the mantra was 'publish or perish.' For us, it's 're-invent and survive.'
When I was a young girl growing up on suburban Long Island, in the 1950s, like all typical dreamers of that era, I used to fantasize about being a model.
If you're not reinventing yourself, your business, your point of view, your multi-platform communications, and your Internet persona -- you're behind history's curve.
Are you feeling content and grateful, but wish there was more going on in your life? Are you feeling fulfilled? Is there a stirring inside you to get excited about something, but you just can't put your finger on what would scratch that itch?
The aftermath of what many consider the worst presidency in our history has damaged the GOP, and party leaders choosing an entire roster of out-of-touch candidates in 2012 shows the damage is ongoing.
When I was married and struggling to come to terms with my diagnosis, I could not help but feel that my husband, deep down, felt like I was a burden. That he was a pack mule carrying the whole load of the responsibilities.
Any job seeker today knows that social networking sites like LinkedIn are invaluable resources for making important contacts. And, in addition to LinkedIn's effectiveness as a networking tool, many recruiters are now forgoing traditional methods of sourcing candidates and turning directly to this major site as their preferred method for identifying potential employees.
Dorie Clark's new book, Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future, is especially relevant for our increasingly technological world, and emphasizes social identity branding online.
Reinvention is a lot like revising a piece of writing. To reinvent, you review what currently is and ask yourself what's not moving the process ahead.
I'm not a Boomer, I'm a War Baby, born in October of 1944, the end of WWII. My generation survived everything, drugs, sex AND rock and roll. Hell, we invented them! We refuse to age; we will be dragged kicking and screaming into senility.
Just remember, as a mature job seeker, you'll want to take advantage of help from a wide variety of sources, select the methods and strategies that work best for you, and try to keep as optimistic as possible.