Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2017-04-26
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

BOOKS: Reinventing You
by Sally Parsons
2013-11-13

facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email


By Dorie Clark, $25; Harvard Business . Review Press; 240 pages

To succeed in today's job market and build a career, the author contends, you'll need to continually reinvent yourself. In Reinventing You, she provides the tools to do it. And, if experience counts, Clark's own background proves her approach works. Clark is a consultant and speaker for clients including Google, Yale University and the World Bank, and an adjunct professor of business administration at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. She has been a journalist, documentary filmmaker, and presidential campaign spokesperson. She is quoted frequently in media, including NPR, the BBC, and U.S. News and World Report. She is a columnist for Mint, India's second-largest business newspaper.

In Reinventing You, an engagingly written self-help book, Clark provides guidelines for answering the questions, Who do you want to be? and What do you need to do to get there? She suggests the process should include discovering what might be holding you back, researching your destination, test-driving your plan, skills development, finding a mentor, leveraging your points of difference, building your narrative, and introducing your new brand. Each chapter has helpful exercises ( "Make a list of the things about yourself that most surprise people …." ) and summation points. At the back is a self-assessment and a list of questions for book discussions.

Clark makes clear her book is not about spin or claiming you're something you are not. She says it's about "taking control of your life and living strategically." What that means to her is "…defining your goals, working hard and ethically to get there, and then making sure that people notice once you do."

Reinventing You is enhanced by Clark's examples from successful re-inventers she has studied or interviewed—including Mark Zuckerberg, Al Gore and others, as well as a peek into her own achievements in rebranding herself. A notable example Clark highlights is the success of hotelier Chip Conley, who is openly gay. As Clark recounts, Conley decided to use his identity as a gay man as a source of strength. "If you're gay or lesbian, you have to figure out how to walk into a room and make yourself comfortable in an environment where you feel like you're different," says Conley.

Readers can key in "Dorie Clark" on YouTube, where she is featured in multiple lectures about business success.

A former board member of the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, Clark was the Liaison to the GLBT community for Somerville, Massachusetts. Clark has consulted for MassEquality, Massachusetts' statewide GLBT political organization, and was a recipient of the Young Democrats of Massachusetts' GLBT advocacy award.


facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

PEACH has pop-up party kickoff 2017-04-26 - On April 21, Black Thread Agency—in partnership with Tito's Handmade Vodka and @LGBT_History—launched PEACH, their first pop-up party event aimed at femmes and ...


Gay News

Addams in LGBT Hall of Fame 2017-04-26 - Jane Addams was inducted into the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame in 2008. When Addams founded Hull-House, her close companion in life and ...


Gay News

Twenty years at Hull-House 2017-04-26 - …that the good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain, is floating in mid-air, until it is secured for all of us ...


Gay News

BOOKS Honduras and the U.S.: Distant neighbors, common struggles 2017-04-26 - Melissa Cardoza was overwhelmed by the wide selection of products while she shopped at a supermarket in the United States. "I had no ...


Gay News

Jenner, Sidibe, Gay, Waters part of CHF's sessions 2017-04-26 - Caitlyn Jenner, actress Gabourey Sidibe and author Roxane Gay are among those who will be part of the Chicago Humanities Festival's ( CHF's ...


Gay News

World news: Nigerian arrests, lesbians attacked, Chechnya items 2017-04-25 - Nigerian prosecutors have charged 53 men with conspiracy to organize a gay wedding and related crimes punishable by up to 14 years in ...


Gay News

Stud 4 Life marks five years 2017-04-23 - The Stud 4 Life Social Club celebrated its fifth anniversary April 22 with a Royal Blue and White Affair at Simeon Alumni Hall ...


Gay News

OUT! Chicago, Illinois LGBTQ Visitor's Guide available 2017-04-23 - Visitors to Chicago and Illinois have a guide to help navigate LGBTQ and mainstream events and places to see: The 2017 OUT! Chicago ...


Gay News

Bookstores create #MyChicagoBookstore Challenge for Independent Bookstore Day 2017-04-20 - Chicago, April 20, 2017 — Two dozen independent bookstores in the greater Chicago area—from Winnetka to Hyde Park, from Naperville to Northbrook—are collaborating ...


Gay News

Lambda Legal Mourns the Passing of Former Board Member Joan Garner 2017-04-19 - ( Atlanta, April 19, 2017 ) Joan Garner, the first openly gay Fulton County Commissioner and former Lambda Legal board member, passed away ...


 



Copyright © 2017 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Sponsor

About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.