The Change Agents

Decoding the New Work Force and Workplace

Liz Nickles

St. Martin's Press

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What does it mean when decision making has speeded up beyond imagining? When life and work are fused rather than relegated to their own places and times? What about the impact of the serial career on industries built with the expectation that they were training employees for the long haul?

Based on unique research and interviews, The Change Agents is a clear-eyed examination of what living in a wired world really means to organizational behavior and individual empowerment. The media has been full of stories of the dizzying ascents and fast falls of dot-commers over the last few years, but The Change Agents shows how the rest of the world -- from top CEOs to the guys in the mailroom -- is irrevocably affected by a paradigm shift as wrenching as the industrial revolution.

Nickles has identified a self-empowered group she labels "Change Agents" who are demanding more power in the workplace than previous generations were granted after years with a company - and they are getting it. The Change Agents shows how they do it and why it matters. Backed by exclusive statistical research and scores of personal interviews, Faster Forward is a revealing and significant look at the future for everyone who works today.

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  1PASSING THE SWORDBlackBerries. We’ve got to get them their BlackBerries. Have the BlackBerries been ordered?” The mood in the New York conference room of one of the world’s largest financial institutions was tense. Over the speakerphone in the middle of the table, one of the senior officers, let’s call him Mr. Euro, sounded uncharacteristically anxious as he called in from France. Even in his absence, those around the table could imagine him at the moment: iconically dressed in suit, crisply impeccable button-down shirt, tie, and gold cuff links—in spite of

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Liz Nickles

Liz Nickles is a nationally recognized expert in strategic marketing and brand development. Her research firm, Nickles & Ashcraft, pioneered the assumptions about women in the workplace and teens in the twenty-first century. She is currently director of branding, marketing and advertising at Credit Suisse First Boston. She lives in Westchester County, NY with her husband and son.

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The Change Agents
Decoding the New Work Force and Workplace
Liz Nickles

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
October 2001
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312275358
ISBN10: 0312275358
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages
$23.95

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St. Martin's Press
April 2010
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ISBN: 9781429978804
ISBN10: 1429978805
288 pages
$7.99
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