Have you taken the leap?
In the past, the world of work was one of full-time jobs, long careers at the same company, and a steady paycheck for those in the system. Now, the economy has radically changed. We are living in a world of part-time jobs, many career switches, and instability in our work.
College graduates are facing large student loans and high unemployment rates. Older generations who have been a part of the previous economy are feeling the effects of the recession as they lose stable jobs and are forced to find new work. The old economy is fading away and a new economy is rising in its place. To succeed in the new economy, we must take a mental leap, rethinking our strategies for success.
Robert Dickie, president of Crown Financial Ministries, knows what it means to take this leap. In 2009—just as the Great Recession was in full effect—he quit a full-time job in order to pursue an independent business opportunity. As a man with a wife and four kids, the stakes were high as he risked his stability for a new opportunity.
In taking this leap, Robert discovered seven strategies for success in this new economy. With a biblical framework, he outlines these strategies for operating in our new, ever-changing landscape. For both recent graduates new to the workforce and industry veterans facing changing times, these strategies will set workers up for success in the new economy.
About the Author
Robert Dickie has served as a decorated Air Force Officer, the CEO of an international company, and as the leader of several non-profits. In July 2011, he became President of Crown Financial Ministries. This unique and bold career path has given Bob a first-hand look at the changing economy and job market we now find ourselves in.
He and his wife Brandi have been happily married for 18 years and have been blessed with five children. They are both graduates of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Bob earned his Master’s Degree from the University of Arkansas in Industrial Engineering and has begun the Harvard Business School Executive Education Program.