The world has little need of average employees. But the world is desperate for passionate experts who will help us re-invent the future for the environment and humanity.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2009
Leadership expert, Will Marré, announces a special sneak peak of his new book, Save the World and Still Be Home For Dinner (Capital Books), that will be released at the end of September 2009. In today's uncertain job market, Save the World offers new advice and insight to career choice.
Marré draws on more than 25 years doing soul-searching leadership and career counseling to CEOs and senior leaders and his research with the American Dream Project, interviewing and surveying over 20,000 Americans ages ranging from 8 to 80, to determine that what the majority of us want in our career is to make a lasting impact on the world. In his recent Forbes interview discussing his upcoming book, Marré talks about the vast opportunities in socially responsible work and asserts that the jobs of the future are indeed those that are going to save the world.
Save the World and Still Be Home For Dinner offers a proven formula that leads to meaningful employment and draws on examples of both colleagues and clients to show that fulfilling and sustainable careers can be found in socially responsible jobs.
One such example is Mike, a thrill-seeking surfer whom Marré coached. At 30 Mike was living in his mother's basement, working only to support his adventurous lifestyle, but when he embraced a job at a shoe company and became an expert at eco-friendly manufacturing, Mike discovered his true calling. He became an executive at Reef, an international sandal company, where he developed a new line of products called Redemption. This new line of shoes, sandals, shorts, and shirts are made almost entirely of organic or recycled materials made in humane conditions. As Marré counseled Mike, "The world has little need of average employees. But the world is desperate for passionate experts who will help us re-invent the future for the environment and humanity."
Marré contends that the demand for socially responsible work such as Reef Redemption is going to be growing. According to Fast Company, green jobs are fourth in demand in 2009 and they predict will be the fastest growing jobs before the end of the decade. Furthermore, MSNBC reports that the renewable energy industry alone will employ as many as 37 million people by 2030.
This growing demand is indeed hopeful, but Marré encourages job seekers to not sit back because of the current job market but to embrace the opportunity the future holds. In his YouTube video, Job Creation for Today's Unemployment and Uncertain Times, Marre discusses signposts to look for when searching for a 21st century career that are expanded upon in his book. Some are competent and ethical leadership, mobility, security, reasonable working hours, and a culture of community, collaboration and teamwork.
According to Marré, there are great opportunities today to be more like Mike and make our work count for something bigger than ourselves. In fact, he calls this the greatest economic opportunity in human history.
About Will Marré:
Will is an Emmy Award-winning writer, speaker and coach. He is the co-founder and former president of the Covey Leadership Center (The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People) and CEO of the REALeadership Alliance where he helps leaders identify, communicate and implement new socially strategic business models. Will has been a personal leadership coach and advisor to multi-billion dollar global companies such as Disney and Johnson & Johnson. For the past 10 years he has focused on making corporate social responsibility strategic. His book, Save the World and Still Be Home for Dinner (Capital Books) will be released in fall 2009.
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