Gary DeGregorio
Keith TenBrook

© 2009 – 2013 Decision Innovation, Inc. – All Rights Reserved.
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Gary DeGregorio

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Keith Ten Brook

◦ As a career executive with Motorola, I have worked in the field of
business soft...
“The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe
that you are working for somebody else.
Job security is gone.
The dri...
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How many of you are seeking a new job in the same
career?
How many of you are changing careers and are
looking ...
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Workforce reduction (Job impacting)
Company instability (Job impacting)
Industry in turmoil (Career...
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Things that we believed that aren’t really true
◦ Pensions are guaranteed
◦ In 5 years you will always make more in the...
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Talents and strengths are not your skills
What about your personality?
The thing that is not going to change when ...
“Know then thy self,
Do not the market scan,
Until you’ve surveyed all You are,
Then you will have your plan.”
- Alexander...
For reference, the National Compensation Survey from
the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows a mean
income for full time...
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A United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) news
release shows that people born in the years 1957 to
1964 held an ...
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Vision

Mission
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Core
Values

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Are you living a life guided by your core
values?
Is your career...
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Make more effective and efficient use of your time
and talent
Avoid decision traps/mistakes
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Solving the w...
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Reduce fear of the future and avoid indecision,
which is the worst possible outcome -- that of doing
nothing even...
TM

Manage

1.Frame
2.Innovate
3.Decide
4.Manage

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 Explore your Decision situation (page 26)
 Establish the value of y...
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  1. 1. Gary DeGregorio Keith TenBrook © 2009 – 2013 Decision Innovation, Inc. – All Rights Reserved.
  2. 2.  Gary DeGregorio  Keith Ten Brook ◦ As a career executive with Motorola, I have worked in the field of business software applied research for over fifteen years with a focus on decision making, decision-based software and collaboration frameworks. With a strong focus on innovation, Gary developed an approach for creating knowledge in the context of a decision framework. ◦ These experiences, coupled with a strong personal vision for leveraging the value of decision tools in both personal and business decision making, led Gary and Keith to build and launch Decision Innovation, Inc. ◦ Keith brings a successful executive business career in leading teams to develop new and innovative products. He built a successful career with Motorola and Northrop Corporation where he leveraged his engineering strengths to lead teams in creating new technologies and products. © 2009 – 2013 Decision Innovation, Inc. – All Rights Reserved. 2
  3. 3. “The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else. Job security is gone. The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career!” - Earl Nightingale (1921 – 1989), American Motivational Speaker and Author © 2009 – 2013 Decision Innovation, Inc. – All Rights Reserved. 3
  4. 4.     How many of you are seeking a new job in the same career? How many of you are changing careers and are looking for a job in that new career? How many of you are just not sure? How many of you have taken the time to step back and think about it before changing your job or career? © 2009 – 2013 Decision Innovation, Inc. – All Rights Reserved. 4
  5. 5.           Workforce reduction (Job impacting) Company instability (Job impacting) Industry in turmoil (Career impacting) Lack of satisfaction (Job/Career impacting) Lack of passion for what you do (Career impacting) Too much pressure (Job impacting) Feeling overworked (Job impacting) Pending acquisition (Job impacting) Not feeling relevant (Job/Career impacting) … What will cause you to take action? © 2009 – 2013 Decision Innovation, Inc. – All Rights Reserved. 5
  6. 6.  Things that we believed that aren’t really true ◦ Pensions are guaranteed ◦ In 5 years you will always make more in the stock market than in a fixed income account ◦ Companies want to take care of their employees ◦ People have to pay to live in a house ◦ Banks know what properties they own ◦ Social security will pay for my retirement ◦ Health insurance was intended to help people ◦ I can stay in a single career for my lifetime © 2009 – 2013 Decision Innovation, Inc. – All Rights Reserved. 6
  7. 7.    Talents and strengths are not your skills What about your personality? The thing that is not going to change when you choose your next career is who you are! You need to assess who you are and who you want to be before you choose what you are going to do! © 2009 – 2013 Decision Innovation, Inc. – All Rights Reserved. 7
  8. 8. “Know then thy self, Do not the market scan, Until you’ve surveyed all You are, Then you will have your plan.” - Alexander Pope (1688 – 1744) English Poet © 2009 – 2013 Decision Innovation, Inc. – All Rights Reserved. 8
  9. 9. For reference, the National Compensation Survey from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows a mean income for full time workers of approximately $42,500 per year. © 2009 – 2013 Decision Innovation, Inc. – All Rights Reserved. 9
  10. 10.  A United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) news release shows that people born in the years 1957 to 1964 held an average of 10.8 jobs from ages 18 to 42.  Statisticians will tell you to expect to have 3 careers in your life (a number that life coaches say is really 4 to 7 as the notion of corporate loyalty disappears into history and technology drives constantly evolving skill sets). © 2009 – 2013 Decision Innovation, Inc. – All Rights Reserved. 10
  11. 11. Personal Vision Mission Statement Core Values    Are you living a life guided by your core values? Is your career choice guided by a personal vision? How are your relationship priorities influencing your career choice? Is it really all about the money? ...  KEY: Current Decision © 2009 – 2013 Decision Innovation, Inc. Core Beliefs Career Next Career College Relationships Health Strategy Where to Live ... Choose: © 2009 – 2013 Decision Innovation, Inc. – All Rights Reserved. 11
  12. 12.   Make more effective and efficient use of your time and talent Avoid decision traps/mistakes ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Solving the wrong problem Reaching conclusions prematurely Letting your own opinions become “facts” Shooting from the hip Failing to follow through © 2009 – 2013 Decision Innovation, Inc. – All Rights Reserved. 12
  13. 13.    Reduce fear of the future and avoid indecision, which is the worst possible outcome -- that of doing nothing even when we know in our heart we need a change Identify related decisions that will influence or constrain your next career choice Determine the appropriate amount of money and time to complete the decision © 2009 – 2013 Decision Innovation, Inc. – All Rights Reserved. 13
  14. 14. TM Manage 1.Frame 2.Innovate 3.Decide 4.Manage © 2009 – 2013 Decision Innovation, Inc. – All Rights Reserved. 14
  15. 15. From the book DECIDE GUIDE: Choose Your Next Career  Explore your Decision situation (page 26)  Establish the value of your career decision (pages 27-29)  Indentify/confirm your stakeholders (page 30)  Do an assessment of you interests, strengths, and/or personality (pages 54-56) These pages are available at: http://www.decision-making-solutions.com/support-files/changecareers-with-confidence-from-decision-innovation-handouts.pdf © 2009 – 2013 Decision Innovation, Inc. – All Rights Reserved. 15
  16. 16. Purchase the eBook only: Decide Guide eBook > Purchase the eBook combined with a pre-populated PDF worksheet: Decide Guide eBook & PDF Worksheet > Request a Demo or Free trial of our DKC software (includes the Career Decision example): Decision Knowledge Center™ Software > © 2009 – 2013 Decision Innovation, Inc. – All Rights Reserved. 16
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