I've observed a number of workers who have optimized their careers on a number of key levels. These highly productive workers achieve the right amount of happiness, access to new opportunities, and an impressive number of accomplishments.
Some of these workers stay with one company for many years, others switch jobs at strategic intervals, and some individuals start their own businesses. They continue to thrive regardless of the changes in the economy.
I've interviewed a number of these workers, and found the one thing that they all had in common. They are agile careerists.
The agile mindset has broad applications across of variety of disciplines; like agile software development, agile marketing, and now, the agile career.
Inspired by Newton’s Law of Motion, Marti identified two basic approaches to managing a career in a perpetually dynamic landscape: stay in motion and respond to change - or view the current job as the goal.
I have started the Agile Careerist Project and am currently seeking people to interview regarding this topic. If interested, please contact me at email@example.com