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Dick Bolles proudly declares, “I’m 81 and I’m still working”, in his insightful conversation with another bestselling author and renowned career management thought leader, Richard Leider.
Anyone who’s even considered a job transition has probably come across Dick Bolles’ job search bible, “What Color is Your Parachute?”.
Richard Leider’s latest book is “The Power of Purpose: Creating Meaning in Your Life and Work”.
I had the good fortune a few months ago to hear Richard give an inspirational and energizing presentation about discovery and reinvention in the second half of life.
What they’re talking about echoes what I hear over and over again from my executive clients who have worked hard for 30 to 35 years, progressively building a solid, profitable career. Now they’re completely bored.
Combine this with the economic reality that, for many, retirement won’t be possible for another 10-15 years, or more. They desperately want to move toward a more meaningful worklife that will see them through however many more years they need to work.
The situation forces them to re-envision the way they’ve grown up thinking of work. Transitioning to non-profit organizational management is an option a lot of 50+ job seekers are considering.
They’re finding that their top-level management skill is extremely valuable in the non-profit sector.