Barbara Mistick

Barbara Mistick- Stretch

Barbara Mistick- Stretch: How to Future-Proof Yourself for Tomorrow’s Workplace

You know you can do more with your career. And the future is going to demand more of you.

The problem is you are so busy keeping up with the day-to-day that you can’t prepare for tomorrow. Stretch: How to Future Proof Yourself for Tomorrow’s Workplace gives you the confidence and knowledge you need to achieve your goals in an ever-changing world.

Karie Willyerd and Barbara Mistick—established experts and the collective winners of dozens of awards in the field of personal development and learning—offer evidence-based guidance on obtaining the skills you will need to thrive in tomorrow’s workplace. Built on solid, global research and dozens of personal interviews with people who have achieved new and inspiring goals, Stretch offers advice, valuable insights, anecdotes, and recommendations to make achieving your goals practical and within reach.

If you are like other professionals, your biggest worry is becoming obsolete at work. Shifting technologies, fierce competition among corporations, and recruitment occurring on a global level would give anyone concern. To remain relevant in spite of change, you need to know how to:
Learn in any situation
Open your thinking to a world beyond where you are now
Connect to the people who can help you make your future happen
Seek experiences that will prepare you for tomorrow
Stay motivated through the ups and downs of a career so you can bounce forward

Stretch: How to Future Proof Yourself for Tomorrow’s Workplace offers five practices to help you start, enhance, and lengthen your career by anticipating the needs of tomorrow’s work environment. Don’t become obsolete. Instead, stretch to achieve your potential.

Dr. Barbara Mistick has dedicated her career to the advancement of people and organizations. Her passion as a change-agent and her extensive network as a connector spans higher education, the private and public sector.

Currently Barbara is the president of Wilson College where she is also a tenured professor of business. She recently led the college through a change process to create the nation’s first loan buy-back program. A frequent guest on NPR, Barbara’s focuses on the future of higher education.

Prior to becoming a college president. Barbara served as president and director of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. She made history as the first woman president of the first public library in the nation. Previously, she was a distinguished service professor of public policy and management in the Heinz School of Public Policy and Management as Carnegie Mellon University.

Karie is a Workplace Futurist at SuccessFactors, an SAP human capital software company. Prior to that she was the cofounder and CEO of Jambok, the industry’s first video-based informal social learning software platform, which was acquired by SuccessFactors in March, 2011. Jambok is now incorporated into the SAP Jam product offering. Karie was formerly Chief Learning Officer for Sun Microsystems. In October 2009, ASTD named Sun the #1 BEST learning function in the world.

Karie is the coauthor of the award-winning bestseller, The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop & Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today. (Harper Business May, 2010) She is a regular blogger for Harvard Business, coauthored a feature article on Mentoring Millennials in Harvard Business Review and has authored dozens of other articles or publications. She is a keynoter, facilitator and contributor at hundreds of events a year, from White House events to Fortune 500, from small businesses to garage startups.

Barbara and Karie are long-time friends and collaborators, and at work on their next book.

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