Maggie Craddock

New World Library

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224 pages
Paperback / softback
5.50 X 8.25

Navigating Unexpected Career Change and Disruption

In Lifeboat, Maggie Craddock uses the stories of the survivors of the Titanic as a metaphor for hardworking professionals today facing uncertainty. They are swimming in waters jarred by sudden waves of downsizing, management shakeups, company mergers, dried-up funding, scandals, and probably a shark or two. The experiences of Titanic survivors, Craddock shows, offer lessons for a transformative workplace approach, one that recognizes that “every man for himself” does not work long-term. Craddock illustrates how the skills people need to survive and thrive are those that help them transition from the self-help mindset to an us-help way of looking at the world. Lifeboat is organized as a series of key questions to ask when facing a difficult situation of extreme change or when things just don’t feel right at work. The questions help readers articulate their authentic priorities, assess the group energy in their workplace, and identify the type of environment that would enable them to actualize their true potential. Most people are eager to do good work, collaborate with others, and participate in a professional culture that stands for something meaningful. Lifeboat helps them realize that goal, even in the midst of turbulent times.

Maggie Craddock

Maggie Craddock has done executive coaching with clients at all levels on the professional spectrum – from people reaching the Vice Presidential ranks for the first time to Fortune 500 CEOs. She has been featured on CNBC, National Public Radio and quoted in national publications including the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune. Ms. Craddock has also been the author of several nationally syndicated articles on behavioral dynamics in the workplace, and her work has been discussed in Oprah Magazine. She was recently a panelist at Deutsche Bank’s annual Women on Wall Street conference and is a regular speaker at leadership conferences for her corporate clients. Before pursing her career as an executive coach, Maggie worked for over a decade on both the buy side and the sell side of the financial services industry. As a Portfolio Manager at Scudder, Stevens & Clark, Ms. Craddock managed $3 billion in short-term global assets. She received two Lipper Awards for top mutual fund performance: Best Short-Term Multi Market Income Fund, ranked #1 by Lipper in a universe of 77 funds, and Best World Income Fund over $1 billion in size, ranked #1 by Lipper in a universe of 7 funds. In her spare time, Maggie pursues her passionate interest in visiting the great trees of the world. She has gone across the country to learn about, photograph and sketch trees in national forests, botanical gardens and along nature trails. Maggie is happiest when she is settled under an amazing tree with her journal, a stack of good books and some precious hours of unstructured time. Maggie received a M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics, specializing in Capital Markets. She also received an MSW from New York University and is an Ackerman certified family therapist. Ms. Craddock holds a B.A. in Economics from Smith College. She also serves on the Women’s Leadership Board for the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
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