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Making it Work at Work: A Guide to Career Development and Fulfillment (Collection) by Alan Lurie, Kevin Elko, Edward G. Muzio, Deborah J. Fisher, Erv Thomas, Gregory Shea, Robert E. Gunther

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CHAPTER 5Seasons of Life

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”

—Ecclesiastes 3:1, King James Bible

Once, when I was working with a financial company, the CEO had us all in a meeting to tell us he was upset that his sales team gave a great performance until the middle of July, when they all quit performing. He couldn’t explain it. I asked him if he had a built-in “season” like a competitor we both knew, and he replied, “No.” I told him that meant his sales team had built in its own season, because they needed rest in the middle of July.

People must change and grow upward within a series of seasons. Growth ...

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