Book review: “The 5 Patterns of Extraordinary Careers”


Why does it seem like people rise to the top in their careers with ease and have great success?
Conversely, why do some people work their tails off and never seem to get anywhere?

These are both very good questions and it is this subject that is the basis for the book, “The 5 Patterns Of Extraordinary Careers” by James M. Citrin and Richard A. Smith.

“What Citrin and Smith found from their (original) research and extensive experience is that people with extraordinary careers are guided by five straight-forward patterns that can be harnessed and used by everyone. These individuals:
-understand the value of you
-practive benevolent leadership
-solve the permission paradox
-differentiate using the 20/80 principle of performance
-do not micromanage their careers, but macromanage them

After reading this book, I believe you will not only look at how your career has been going, but you will also reflect and plan for it to go in the future.

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